5th SFABR features youth-led initiatives on circular economy

September 28, 2022 Wednesday

MANILA, 28 September 2022 — For Episode 5 for the “Stories for a Better Reality (SFABR),” the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Climate Reality Project Philippines - Youth Cluster will feature youth-led initiatives on circular economy.
In celebration of the National Clean-Up Month, the episode will tackle innovations by youth organizations, promoting new and creative ways to achieve a circular economy and reduce plastic waste.
Youth organizations will present alternative solutions to reduce and resolve plastic pollution through technological and communication strategies: Ms. Mary Jane Lamoste of Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) Asia and Ms. Tiara Samson of Break Free From Plastic Movement.
In the #ExpertsExplain segment, Mr. Carlo Delantar, founding partner of Core Capital, will discuss circular economy and available funding support for related innovation.
From the government, Ms. Juvinia P. Serafin, Senior Environmental Management Specialist and OIC-Chief at the Solid Waste Management Division, Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), will serve as a reactor.
The circular economy is a model of production and consumption which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling of existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.
Citizen-led efforts such as clean-up drives have been instrumental in leading local efforts to reduce waste. In particular, young people have played an important role in promoting the circular economy as a model to reduce waste.
The upcoming episode will underscore that while there is no single solution to plastic pollution, rapid and concerted action can contribute towards the solvability of this global problem.
Episode 5 of SFABR will be streamed this Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:00 AM through the Facebook pages of the CCC (https://www.facebook.com/CCCPhl) and the Climate Reality Project Philippines.
“Stories for A Better Reality” is a monthly webcast series that tackles climate issues, promotes initiatives and solutions, and informs policy and action by framing the discussion from the perspective of youth.
SFABR is organized in partnership between the CCC and the Climate Reality Project Philippines, with support from the Department of Education, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Youth Commission, and Kids for Kids and Wavefarers.