Green Antz (GA) is a circular economy & innovation group. It develops and deploys disruptive solutions to reduce the amount of waste generated, discarded and existing. It does so by upscaling the various waste streams into various types of construction materials, infrastructure and agricultural solutions. GA started at 2013 and originally focused on developing solutions for the hardest-to-recycle and lowest-value waste, such as multi-layered plastics. GA process almost all types of plastic, as well as organic, inorganic, construction, industrial and other types of waste. Innovation: Utilizing its in-house innovation center, GA developed over 20 types of proprietary solutions, which include bricks, pavers, pre-casts, plastic-infused roads and many more. Social Impact: GA developed a distributed model which include 40+ community-based up-cycling centers and hundreds of collection points across the Philippines. The GA vision is to be the leader of transitioning towards a circularity-based, waste free economy.
It does so by developing an ecosystem of multiple stakeholders which collaborate to provide sustainable solutions to waste, social inclusion and evolving-adapting technological solutions.
GA’s partners include. Nestle’, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Ayala Corp., Holcim, Starbucks, Royal Dutch Shell, McDonald’s, Colgate-Palmolive etc.
It has multiple projects with each of its partners.
Here are some examples:
1. The setup of 500 collection points across the Philippines by 2025 with Colgate-Palmolive.
2. The setup of about 1,000 drop-off points at gasoline stations with Royal Dutch Shell.
3. The setup of multiple green branches (made out of GA’s products) with Starbucks, McDonald’s, Sell etc.
4. Developing a new line of low-carbon construction solutions with Holcim Cement.
5. Developing a waste-plastic infused roads, together with Dow Chemicals and San Miguel Corp.
Reduction at Source
We are collaborating with large corporations; working together to reduce waste in a more systematic, effective and verifiable manner.
Less mining, burning, and abusing, more circular generation.
Less consumption and mindful utilization
Less dumping, better resources finding
Include, Embed and Empower
Minimize extractions of new raw materials to the lowest level
Production and Manufacturing based on circularity by design
Promoting responsible consumption – Now is better than New
Optimize utilization in creative ways: upcycle and reuse
Distributed upcycling (as opposed to centralized processing)
Upcycle, refurbish, repurpose
Community based, locally empowered solutions
Inclusion of all stakeholders
Respect traditions while nurturing innovation
Green Antz provide the following ESG impact to its customers, stakeholders and industry:
By removal of waste and prevention of generation or discarding of additional waste:
Reduction of pollution, tackling climate change, waste reduction & natural resources preservation
By operating multiple community-based centers and inclusion of thousands of waste collectors into its network:
Community Engagement, increasing health and safety and skate-holders relations
Improving human rights, reducing child and forced labor, improving health and safety.
By including various verification and trace-ability solutions which can easily be audited and verified as to the entire process of each waste element:
Improved transparency and disclosure as well as improved share holders and stake-holders rights.
Some awards and recognitions given to Green Antz
Construction Innovation for Affordable, Resilient Housing Category Green Antz Builders
Turn Plastic Into ART
SHELL Scores Triple Wins for Innovation, Sustainability, and Inspiring Leadership at 2021 ACES Awards
Awardee – Circle of Excellence – United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year – 2021
On behalf of the Asia CEO Awards management, CONGRATULATIONS to Green Antz Builders, Inc.for having been chosen as awardee of Circle of Excellence (COE) for category “United Neon Most Innovative Company of the Year” in the 12th Asia CEO Awards.
GA joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
GA joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation community of thousands of organizations working to accelerate the circular economy.
The Secret of Success
GA was founded in 2014 in the Philippines with a Business model to share value through a Circular Economy platform. Seeking Inspiration from the resilient Green Ants who develop robust ecological colonies GA aims to foster circular economy across urban areas. GA has over 30 operating Eco Hubs for Plastic recycling and is setting up Plastic Stations to collect source segregated plastics from over 100 community partners.
Creating a robust Circular Economy supply chain to enable private and public participants to benefit from.
Collaborating with the best value innovative technologies to expand and enhance the value chain.
The concept of Eco Hub is a partnership between community, industry and government with GA providing the Circular economy platform.
Digital Platform Integration
GA has a focus on product innovation to meet the sustainability demands of the market leading to recognitions by industry and communities.
Partners in Sustainability
Arowana Impact Capital leads investment with Green Antz
SINGAPORE, 28 March 2022 – Arowana Impact Capital (AIC), the impact investing arm of award-winning global B Corp investment group, Arowana, is pleased to announce the completion of a cornerstone investment in Green Antz, producer of eco-friendly construction materials operating in Southeast Asia.