Meet The Team
"If we can be the catalyst for establishing circular innovation and growing the conscious community in our country, it would pave the way for future generations to build upon that."
- Tim | ChopValue Philippines Team
In a tangible initiative to address the waste crisis in the Philippines, ChopValue has entered into a strategic partnership with Zero Carbon Philippines, a subsidiary of the Ergo Group of Companies, who are the leading manufacturer for furniture and office solutions in the Philippines market. ChopValue Philippines is set to establish 10 Microfactories in the country to spearhead the innovation of transforming the country's waste streams into premium performance products. The first flagship location strategically situated in the heart of Manila is anticipated to begin operations as early as May of this year.
Despite the Philippines raising its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 75% by 2030, more specifics around these efforts to tackle environmental issues — especially around the manufacturing sector — are still unclear. The country has become a waste hub and also ranks among the top waste generators in Southeast Asia, however there is currently no integrated circular economy or established policy framework. Persistent issues such as low recycling rates, collection challenges, and previous global garbage trade continue to compound the nation's waste dilemma.
"Filipinos are some of the most clever and talented people in the world, and if exposed to the idea that practical solutions are possible in closing the loop, we’re poised to be inventive problem solvers and leaders regionally around these challenges,” shares Tim Ng, Managing Director of Zero Carbon Philippines. “If we can be the catalyst for establishing circular innovation and growing the conscious community in our country, it would pave the way for future generations to build upon that. We are all intimately intertwined, and through small or large steps collectively, we can align our values to make a lasting impact to preserve the equity of our beautiful country that will last for generations to come.”
In a country where sustainability is often considered a luxury, the ChopValue Philippines partnership is committed to inspiring a paradigm shift by making it accessible to everyone. Introducing a scalable and cost-efficient approach to the circular economy is how the company intends to redefine the standard for responsible manufacturing. Through the engineering of carbon-negative performance products for commercial and residential spaces, ChopValue Philippines is dedicated to demonstrate that environmental practices can be both inclusive and innovative to break away from the current linear economy.