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Philippine Private Sector Initiatives to Curb Marine Plastic through EPR


ERIA’s Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris in collaboration with the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS) will highlight the important role played by the private sector towards the implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility Act of 2022, how it supports the goals of the Philippine National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter (NPOA-ML), and share lessons learned from international and regional experience.

As a part of ERIA’s Private Sector Initiatives to Reduce Marine Plastics - Event Series, this forum will be an occasion for various stakeholders in the Philippines to stock-take the progress made and discuss the many ways private companies have been contributing to combating plastic waste and marine plastic debris. This event will also be a venue for private companies in the Philippines to showcase their business initiatives that contribute to the reduction of (marine) plastic waste.


Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM (Manila Time / GMT+8)


9 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome Remark

  • Ayako Mizuno, Programme Manager of Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris of ERIA 

9:05 AM - 9:10 AM

Opening Remark

  • Representative from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Republic of the Philippines

9:10 AM - 11:10 AM


  • The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB): Synergies between the 2021 NPOA-ML and EPR Act of 2022 (TBC)
  • Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability (PARMS): Zero Waste to Nature Programme
  • Nestle Philippines: A proposal for a circular economy system
  • PETValue Philippines: The first bottle-to-bottle recycling facility in the Philippines
  • UN Habitat Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiative (HOCCI): Partnering with the private sector to localize NPOA-ML and EPR initiatives in coastal cities
  • ERIA Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris: Effective policy implementation in the ASEAN region to reduce plastic waste

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

Panel Discussions

Moderated by Environweave

What are crucial points of collaboration between the government, consumers, and the private sector to address plastic pollution and prevent it from leaking to the marine environment?

11:40 AM - 12 PM

Ways Forward and Closing 

Introduction of the Private Sector Platform (PSP) of ERIA RKC-MPD

Closing Remark

  • Mr Michikazu Kojima, Senior Advisor to the President on Environmental Issues of ERIA


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