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Our Story

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WHO WE ARE          OUR STORY          OUR TEAM

 

Who We Are

Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) is a non-profit organization that partners with sustainability-conscious businesses around the globe to responsibly offset their plastic footprint, and reduce the flow of plastic waste into our landfills and oceans.

 

PCEx has built a wide ecosystem of collaborators that recover, process and recycle plastic waste, and continuously seeks out the most environmentally sound solutions to plastic waste reduction. PCEx supports environmental protection with programs that improve livelihoods.

Issues we’re tackling

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Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

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Responsible

Waste Management

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Livelihood Development

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Women Empowerment

The Plastic Credit Exchange Story

The story of the Plastic Credit Exchange began in the Philippine bottled water space under the brand Hope in a Bottle. HOPE commits 100% of its profit to the building of public school classrooms, in partnership with the Department of Education, and is the Philippines' first B Corp.

Not wanting to help solve one problem in education just to create another in the environment, HOPE embarked on finding a plastic neutral solution for its business. After bumping up against the various challenges confronting the space domestically, we found that taking our plastic footprint from post consumer sources and having environmentally compliant coprocessors use it as alternative fuel was the most practical, sustainable and scalable solution we could find.

Realizing that a small player in a low margin business could afford to be responsible for 100% of its plastic footprint through this process, we decided to share it publicly in case we could help other companies find their own paths to neutrality. The interest was immediate and overwhelming, prompting HOPE to establish an Exchange that would allow any company from anywhere to participate in being environmentally responsible by offsetting their own plastic footprints.

A calling that hits close to home

At PCEx, we understand the challenge of plastic waste. The Philippines produces over 2 million metric tons of plastic waste each year - 83% of this plastic is mismanaged, landing in dumps or open, uncontrolled landfills. As concerned citizens, we see this plastic waste impact our waterways, our streets, our environment, and our health. With over 7,107 islands and more than 18,000 km of coastline, we also see this plastic waste end up in our oceans.

 

According to a 2015 report by ScienceMag.org, the Philippines is the third largest contributor to ocean plastic in the world. As a team, we are passionately committed to reducing plastic for our country and for the world.

Following the success and learnings that allowed Hope in a Bottle to be Plastic Neutral, the Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) was founded as a non-profit with the vision to replicate the concept of a "carbon credit" for plastic. Our goal is to build a rigorous, ethical, environmentally-sound marketplace that enables companies to purchase certified plastic credits to offset the plastic waste they cannot eliminate from their packaging and the plastic waste they've already put out into the world. This marketplace will be judiciously monitored by a board of trustees with backgrounds in environmental research, management and policy.

 
 

Executive Board

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Nanette Medved-Po

Founder

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Chris McNally

Board Member

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Vince Perez

Board Member

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Tony La Viña

Board Member

Advisory Board

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Joel Palma

Advisory Board Member

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Jackie Espenilla

Advisory Board Member

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Geraldine Acuña

Advisory Board Member

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DTI Philippines

Advisory Board Member

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Jennifer Brandon

Advisory Board Member

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Cesar Purisima

Advisory Board Member

Core Management Team

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Oliver Sicam

Marketing & Strategy Director

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Micaela Agoncillo

Corporate Communications Manager

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Giorgino Naval

Operations Manager

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Meg Anne Santos

Sustainability Campaign Manager

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Ilusion Farias

Impact Director

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Mike Quesada

Accounting Officer

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Richard de Guzman

Sustainable Development Manager

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Anna Balan

Human Resources Manager

Offset your Plastic Footprint. Go Plastic Neutral. Make a difference for a more sustainable world.
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Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx) is a Philippines-based non-profit organization that partners with sustainability-conscious businesses around the globe to responsibly offset their plastic footprint, and reduce the flow of plastic waste into our landfills and oceans. 

PCEx has built a wide ecosystem of collaborators that recover, process and recycle plastic waste, and continuously seeks out the most environmentally and sound solutions to plastic waste reduction. PCEx supports environmental protection with programs that improve livelihoods and scale up social impact.

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