MANILA, Philippiens – Isinusulong ni Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda nitong Lunes ang paggamit ng agricultural waste t overlooked resources, kabilang ang “pinyapel” (papel mula sa itinatapong dahon ng pinya) upang maprotetaktahan ang kapaligiran.
Pinanguanahan ni Legarda ang p formal opening ng four-day “Pinyapel Special Setting Exhibit” sa Senate building sa Pasay City nitong Lunes alinsunod sa selebrasyon ng Zero Waste Month.
“It’s crucial to underscore pinyapel’s commitment to closing the waste loop through its quadruple bottom line approach to circular design, deeply rooted in the malasakit principle of the Design Center of the Philippines, an ethos that embraces compassionate environmental stewardship and sense of accountability towards protecting and preserving the country’s ecosystems,” aniya sa kanyang speech.
“This endeavor not only raises the bar for the design and value of the Philippine products but also makes meaningful contribution to the global movement advocating for environmentally friendly sound practices and a holistic approach to sustainable development — economic, cultural, social and environmentally sustainability,” dagdag niya.
A total of 85 artisanal and industrial products to be used in various settings, utilizing, semi-process materials such as pinyapel pulp, bio-composite pellets, and pineapple fabric, are featured in the exhibit.
Layunin ng exhibit na buksan ang opurtunidad sa pamumuhunan sa pinyapel pulp mill sa Northern Mindanao at Soccskargen regions, na lumilikha ng kabuuang 20 metric tons ng materyales kada araw.
“Having closely collaborated with the Design Center of the Philippines on various projects, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of design in ensuring the competitiveness of our products,” ayon kay Legarda.
“Pinyapel production supports the zero-waste lifestyle and helps empower Filipinos to adopt lifestyle changes and discourages the use of single-use plastics,” aniya. Ernie Reyes