Communities use bricks made entirely of plastic waste to create new social, green spaces and reduce the amount of local environmental pollution.
Posts Categorized: Philippines
Using salt water as energy, this lantern offers a cost-effective and sustainable lighting alternative for rural communities.
In the Philippines, an easy-to-use vacuum former makes the process accessible and affordable to more.
Diligence Cafe in Manila opens late at night to provide a space for those who need to work round the clock.
OpenTraffic uses data from a ride-share service to help government agencies manage traffic flow.
SALt is an efficient, safe light source powered by salt and water, which can last for up to six months when used for eight hours a day.
FoPo is a nutritious powder made from market fruit that has been freeze-dried just before it expires, in order to help reduce food waste.
Reachi is a solar-powered device that can send signals from person to person even when phone lines and power go down, using a mesh network.
The Philippines’ coins.ph is a mobile Bitcoin wallet that’s bringing the cryptocurrency to populations without secure banking.
Philippines-based airline Cebu Pacific has created a sidewalk ad campaign in Hong Kong promoting the country’s sunnier climate, which only shows up when it’s raining.
A new campaign from P&G in the Philippines is trialling the Germ Alarm, a soap dispenser and warning device that only turns off when guests wash their hands.
Lenddo is a financial lender based in the Philippines that takes into account customers’ social network activity when determining their credit score.
SocialProject.PH is hoping to rally the masses to support social good initiatives through milestone-based funding campaigns.
Codetoki is helping companies find the right IT specialists by getting them to complete challenges based on the role.
Finisher.me is a social network in the Philippines that helps brands connect with runners for exclusive freebies and promotions.
Citihub Mandaluyong is a dormitory built from shipping containers designed for low-income workers and students.
Add / Remove If discarded plastic bottles can be turned into countertops, bedding, graduation gowns, and athletic apparel, then why not a school? We’ve come across numerous instances of schools made from plastic bottles lately, including one in the Philippines and several in Guatemala. Reportedly the first of its kind in Asia, the school in […]
Add / Remove Much the way New York designer Diana Eng creates purses from scrap leather, so Rags2Riches sells a line of high-end handbags and foot rugs crafted from discarded scrap fabric. The difference, however, is that Rags2Riches’ products are sustainably made by women from marginalized communities in the Philippines, giving them a new source […]
Add / Remove It’s no secret that satisfying a craving for chocolate can instantly improve a person’s mood. It’s lesser known that a huge range of natural foods can stimulate longer-lasting ‘happy’ hormones than chocolate ever could. Knowledge that could become more memorable thanks to Van Gogh is Bipolar, a restaurant and cafe that opened […]
Add / Remove If ever there was a time of year made for free love, it’s the holiday season. Apparently the same thought recently occurred to Manila cafe chain Delifrance, because this year it has launched a citywide Secret Santa campaign through which Filipinos can send each other special holiday treats–for free. Two delectable Delifrance […]
Add / Remove We at Springwise are always happy to chronicle the spread of a good idea, but never more so than when those doing the spreading are part of the Springwise community themselves. So it’s with great pleasure that we bring our readers one more tale of free photocopying for students, this time launched […]
Add / Remove Regular Springwise readers no doubt remember Blyk, the Finnish free mobile operator that targets 16- to 24-year-olds with its ad-funded service. We covered Blyk’s British rollout on several occasions over the past year or so, and now one of our spotters has come across a similar concept that recently launched in the […]