DD5: What can we do with the waste that we create?

In this episode, we have the creator and lead of BGS Davao (Biggest Garage Sale Davao), Marj Alawi-Bulahan. Her work in the last two years focused on connecting, engaging people, and building communities. She works closely with local creatives who supported the initiative that created the Biggest #GarageSale Davao events.

Biggest #GarageSale Davao is run by an all-volunteer community of creatives committed to inspiring and educating individuals and communities on reuse, recycle, repurpose, and upcycle lifestyle gearing towards #ZeroWasteDavao.

BGS events were designed to create a culture that embraces sustainable practices at the community level. And local creatives committed to inspiring a more sustainable lifestyle with creative solutions.

Marj and I talk about:

  • Her life before becoming a community builder
  • Our city’s waste management
  • What is Biggest Garage Sale Davao – events and its processes
  • What does it mean to have a Zero Waste Lifestyle in the Philippines?
  • Creatives getting involved in teaching creative solutions in upcycling, recycling our things or wastes
  • Some of the challenges they encountered because of the pandemic
  • Developing tech that creates a space for people to connect and engage in a marketplace of events. Events that anyone can host and helps anyone to find the nearest neighbor who sells things that can be reused, repurposed, recycled, or upcycled.
  • Advice for community leaders and entrepreneurs


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