WHAT WE DO

The Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) is committed to initiate and support efforts to continually partner with stakeholder groups to adopt science-based and practical solutions to manage plastic packaging waste and reduce the country's waste footprint.

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ZERO WASTE TO NATURE: AMBISYON 2030

Its Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector members have committed to initiating and supporting efforts to manage plastic packaging waste and reduce the country’s waste footprint while keeping the commitment to shift to 100% sustainable packaging by 2025 and guided by the principles of Life Cycle and Sustainability Assessment, 3Rs, Sustainable Materials Management, and Circular Economy.

To effectively manage waste, we commit to engage in activities using our approach:

PARMS 4R APPROACH

  • Packaging redesign

    • ​Increased  R&D

    • Design  for Recycling in local settings

    • Reduced Packaging Waste

  • Improve recyclability

  • Increase the use of recycled plastics

  • Withdrawal of non-recyclable products and packaging materials where alternatives exist.

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  • Alternative  delivery systems  (i.e. refills/ returnables/ multi-use  packs)  and reusable materials

  • Consumer  awareness of re-use,  enable policies  to shift behavior

  • Explore  and develop refill systems  for delivery  of goods  and services  to consumers and address  regulatory restrictions

  • Ensuring  that water and wastewater resources are not affected

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  • Waste collection across communities

  • Involve all stakeholders

  • Create added value from waste

  • Infrastructure to systematically recover waste from source (better quality)

  • Increased income potential across the whole chain (informal waste pickers, junkshops, dealers, consolidators)

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  • Increase demand and applications for recycled materials

  • Linkages between the consumer goods industry and the local recycling industry

  • High end applications for recycled materials

  • Investments in the recycling industry

  • Push for incentives, while ensuring environmental compliance

  • Jobs for the recycling industry sector

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Developed with all stakeholders and applicable to local conditions

Define enabling policies  

STRATEGY

Build a strategy for ZWTN

 – a combination of solutions (i.e. recycling, shift of materials, etc.) that collectively will ensure 100% diversion of post-consumer wastes

ENABLING POLICIES

Definite enabling policies

– targeted policies that will increase viability of identified solutions and enable effective implementation at scale.

GLIDEPATH

Define glidepath and key milestones 

– reasonably ambitious trajectory of diversion rates in the next 10 years to meet 2030 target.

WHO WE ARE

We believe that plastic waste, along with other waste, should not end up in nature.

We partner with stakeholder groups to adopt science-based and practical solutions to reduce waste and support global, national, and local efforts to collect and recycle
plastic waste.

Our strategies provide for systemic change across the value chain -- from the converters, producers, consumers, post-consumer recovery, collection, recycling, and treatment towards final diversion.

We share the responsibility with all stakeholders to protect and progress our natural environment,
our citizens and our country.

 

We welcome the opportunity to contribute our ideas, capabilities, and resources in shaping initiatives and policies.