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E-bikes For Food Delivery To Further Reduce Carbon Footprint

Quick-Service Restaurant KFC has moved to further reduce the company’s carbon footprint with the rollout of its pioneering e-bike (electric bike) fleet for food delivery in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Several units of the eco-friendly e-bikes have been deployed last year, with 72 more set to be dispatched to service KFC stores in Metro Manila and its peripheries. “This is a trailblazing initiative for KFC and reflects our continuing pursuit for more ways to contribute to the global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change,” KFC Philippines Chief Operations Officer Jojo Marcelo shared. Electric vehicles have three times less carbon footprint than conventional vehicles in their entire lifecycle, or from production to distribution, use, and disposal, studies have shown. They do not produce direct emissions, thus, helping improve air quality in urban settings. KFC’s e-bikes, supplied by one of the world’s top makers of electric vehicles, also do not contribute to noise pollution like the ordinary motorcycles being used in food delivery today. “The e-bike fleet is part of KFC’s response to the clamor for the private sector to escalate the green movement, which gives primary consideration to the environment in all aspects of the business, from production to consumption. It is also our way of addressing the growing need for sustainable food delivery service in this New Normal when mobility is restricted and people are staying indoors even while working or studying,” Marcelo added. KFC’s e-bikes are also lighter and easier to navigate than conventional motorcycles, without compromising efficiency and on-time delivery of “finger lickin’ good chicken and gravy, well-loved fixins, tasty new pasta, and rice bowl creations”. KFC now prides itself as the first quick-service restaurant in the country to utilize e-bikes for eco-friendly delivery, which can be accessed via its website www.kfc.com.ph, the KFC Philippines mobile app, and delivery service number 02-888-7-8888. It currently has over 300 branches nationwide. KFC also recently opened the business for sub-franchising, allowing entrepreneurs throughout the country to join the fast-growing QSR chain......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phJan 17th, 2021

KFC cuts carbon footprint with e-bikes for deliveries

Quick-service restaurant chain KFC has moved to further reduce the company’s carbon footprint with the rollout of its pioneering electric bike fleet for food delivery in Metro Manila and nearby provinces......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

KFC e-bike fleet pioneers eco-friendly food delivery service in Philippines

True to its commitment to adapt, innovate, and bring only the best service to its customers, KFC has started revamping the Colonel’s delivery force early August of 2020 with its newest fleet of e-bikes that are now taking the greener route to our doorsteps.  .....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

Opportunity to reform market economy

The crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic provides a singular opportunity to significantly reform the so-called free market economy that has been embraced by countries of different political shades and persuasions, from socialist China to capitalist America.  Although it cannot be denied that the experiment with market-oriented economic policies by China has resulted in the liberation from dehumanizing poverty of hundreds of millions of people over the last 20  to 30 years, there continues to be scandalous disparity of income and wealth among those who have benefited from these reforms and those who have been left behind.  The massive unemployment that has been caused by the lockdowns of  economies all over the world has worsened the inequity in the distribution of income even in the most developed countries of Europe and elsewhere. The human sufferings that we are witnessing during the worst global economic crisis in 150 year  should bring world leaders to finally come to their senses and listen to what Pope Francis has been saying about   the limitations of the free market economy in respecting the dignity of each human person and in pursuing the common good of society. In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis clearly states that “the dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies. At times, however, they seem to be a mere addendum imported from without in order to fill out a political discourse lacking in perspectives or plans for true and integral development.”  The Holy Father points out that  growth in social justice “requires more than economic growth, while presupposing such growth.”  it requires decisions, programs, mechanisms, and processes especially geared to a better distribution of income, the creation of sources of employment, and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality.”  In the publication “This Economy Kills,” authors Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis, enumerate the types of leaders who are needed for authentic human development in both developed and emerging markets.  According to them, we need “men and women who look to the future, who are committed to pursue the common  good and whose goal is not just the next election campaign.  It requires men and women who not only look at the spread and stock market indices as indicators of the health of a country but inquire whether the younger generations have a job, a future, and hope; whether children have kindergartens and schools that can educate them by introducing them to reality; whether couples have the opportunity to buy a house; whether there are effective welfare programs available for the elderly; and whether those who still bet on the future by putting children into the world are justly taxed, rather than penalized.  It requires men and women who are engaged in politics and work in institutions without corrupting themselves or letting others corrupt them, even managing perhaps to revive a minimum of esteem (which has never been so in decline) for that ‘highest form of charity’—that is, politics—in as much as it is exclusively committed to the common good and to the real lives of people, with special attention   and dedication to those in difficulty, those left behind, those  who are excluded and should be included.” We have in the above quote a program that should permeate the so-called new normal post-pandemic.  What I have read so far about prognostications concerning the “new normal” are mostly about means, not ends. There is a lot of talk about the digital transformation that all economic sectors shall have undergone as a response to the changes in consumer lifestyle and business practices brought about by COVID-19. It asserted that digitalization will be a universal practice. Online purchases of practically all types of consumer goods and services; modes of payments; delivery of formal education and all types  of skills training; banking practices; religious services; sports events; forms of entertainment; etc.  These transformations, however,  could occur without addressing the fundamental problem of great disparities in the distribution of income and wealth and may even exacerbate the problem of the poor if, for example, their children are further left behind because they lack the resources to participate in online learning.  Although the means are also important, there should be greater emphasis in the transformation of the ends or objectives of the economic system.  Our leaders should ask themselves how to make the structural changes necessary to reduce mass poverty (which has worsened during the many lockdowns made necessary by the pandemic).  In more concrete terms, the economic system should be geared to providing more nutritious food to the poorest of the poor; better quality education and health care to the bottom 20 percent of the population; free health services to those who cannot afford them;  socialized housing for the homeless; and well paying jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. The new normal should give the highest priority to providing the small farmers with what they need to eke out a decent living by providing them with the necessary infrastructures such as farm-to-market roads, irrigation systems, post-harvest facilities, access to credit and other farm support services that have long been denied the Filipino farmers.  I have always maintained that the first cause of dehumanizing poverty in the Philippines is the long-term neglect of rural and agricultural development.  It is not a coincidence that 75 percent of those who fall below the poverty line are in the rural areas. Many of them are the beneficiaries of agrarian reform who, after being provided with one or two hectares of land, were completely abandoned to their own resources.  They are the landless farm workers, the “kaingeros” (slush-and-burn farmers), and the subsistence fisherfolk. Hopefully, the shortage of food during  the pandemic has made it crystal clear that food security should be on top of our economic objectives.  Food security now and in the future can be made possible only by a significant increase in the productivity with which we use our agricultural resources.  To be continued For comments, my email address is bernardo.villegas@uap.asia.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

In Mecca, dreams of a ‘green hajj’

A smaller carbon footprint, less waste, and more environmentally friendly — this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca, dramatically scaled down due to coronavirus, has opened up the prospect of a “green hajj”. This year’s dramatically downscaled Hajj pilgrimage has had a much less adverse effect on the environment than previous years (AFP Photo/STR) In addition to being a logistical and security headache, one of the planet’s largest gatherings, which drew some 2.5 million people last year, also typically poses huge environmental challenges. The procession of so many worshippers, over a short time and in a limited space, results in an assault on the desert kingdom’s delicate environment. Thousands of vehicles generate substantial air pollution, while the pilgrims leave behind an avalanche of waste, including enormous quantities of plastic water bottles. This year’s hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air. But for environmental activist Nouhad Awwad, it’s not so much the size of the crowd that determines the impact on the environment but more “our collective behaviour”. “This year’s hajj, although taking place at a difficult time globally, can be a source of hope,” the Greenpeace campaigner told AFP. “It gives an idea of what a green pilgrimage could look like,” she added. The scenes in Mecca since the hajj began on Wednesday are very different from those of past years. Rather than the vast crowds that move between the sites, casting rubbish as they go and sometimes prone to deadly crushes, the movement of the pilgrims has been limited and orderly. Even the pebbles they use to symbolically “stone the devil” have been sanitised, as part of elaborate amenity kits provided by authorities that include disinfectant and masks. “Everything is clean and there are only a few municipal workers collecting the small amounts of garbage,” Azim Allah Farha, a pilgrim from Afghanistan who has performed the hajj several times before, said at Mount Arafat, the site of one of the main rituals. One of those workers, Rahim Fajreddine, recalls the hundreds of tonnes of rubbish — plastic bags, cans and food plates — left in past years at the rocky hill outside Mecca where pilgrims pray and repent in the high point of the hajj. “Large numbers of workers had to be mobilised to remove all the debris they left behind as they passed,” he recalled. Eco awakening Until recently, the environment was not a central concern of Saudi Arabia when it came to the hajj. As “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques”, the kingdom was concerned primarily with accommodating as many pilgrims as possible, mindful of the long waiting lists for Muslims, who must complete the hajj at least once in their lifetime if they are able. Huge extensions have been built in recent decades to increase the capacity of the two mosques and pilgrimage sites. Saudi Arabia hopes to welcome 30 million pilgrims to the kingdom annually by 2030. However, by 2018 the local authorities launched a waste separation programme and began to consider recycling. Signs in several languages were posted to encourage the pilgrims to do their bit and dispose of their waste properly. This year, despite the relatively tiny number of pilgrims, the municipality deployed more than 13,000 cleaners to the holy sites, equipped with hundreds of skips, according to an official statement. ‘This is our future’ Awwad said that although this year’s hajj is leaving a small environmental footprint because of the constraints generated by the global pandemic, in the future the same outcome must be achieved by choice. “By investing in sustainable development and adopting green practises, we can continue to live our traditions and perform our rituals while keeping our skies clear of pollution and our streets free of waste,” the activist said. She imagines “a hajj with its millions of pilgrims in total symbiosis with their environment, in a Mecca powered by solar energy”. In a kingdom that ranks as the world’s top energy exporter, and where the shift to renewables is going slower than planned, her vision is unlikely to become a reality any time soon.   “But this is the future we should all be working towards,” she insisted......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Plant-based diet vs climate change pushed

Filipinos are being urged to help fight climate change by switching to a plant-based diet, which has been shown to reduce the ecological footprint of human food consumption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

How to Feel Good About Your Daily Commute

Many of us spend countless hours in our cars, shuttling to and from work, running errands, dropping the kids off at school and activities and everything in between. All this driving can have a serious impact on the environment, but being mindful about your commute can minimize pollution and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

Air New Zealand serves coffee in food cups to reduce garbage

airline new Zealander Air new zealand Has launched a pilot program to serve The cafe in Food packagingIn an effort to eliminate, scented with vanilla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News9 hr. 49 min. ago

Century Pacific reduces freshwater consumption

Century Pacific Food Inc., the listed canned food company, is taking steps to reduce water consumption......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021

PandaToda riders share stories of success amid crisis

The food delivery service is among the sectors that grew amid the pandemic. Its huge impact to the restaurant industry won’t be possible without its fleet of riders. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

Success Amidst the Pandemic: The PandaTODA Riders Story

The foodpanda riders serve as the hands and feet of the consumers who simply want their food and grocery to be safely delivered straight to their homes and workplaces. As an on-demand food and grocery delivery service, foodpanda never stops to create programs designed to help its partners and those in need. Embracing its impact […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Jeff to open 30 laundry hubs in PH

Spanish startup Jeff has started to make its mark in the Philippines, with its first footprint through a convenient home laundry and dry-cleaning app and delivery service that helped keep Filipinos safe at home instead of heading for a laundromat. .....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 31st, 2021

Local communities get needed aid

The year 2020 truly has been a year of ceaseless challenges and foodpanda — the on-demand food delivery service — embraced the opportunity to make a difference by delivering much-needed help to those in need. Its fleet of golden-hearted riders answered calls for help and led the charge in assisting people through various efforts all […] The post Local communities get needed aid appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Ministry beefs up emission reduction efforts

CHINA (China Daily) — China has sent a strong signal that it will ramp up efforts to curb carbon emissions with a vow to include climate impact in the nation’s environmental impact assessment. With the help of the assessment, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment will encourage different regions, industries and enterprises to reduce coal […] The post Ministry beefs up emission reduction efforts appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Credit card ni Sen. Win Gatchalian na-hack; P1M na pagkain inorder sa foodpanda

May pa-lauriat nga ba si Senator Win Gatchalian sa buong barangay? Na-hack ang credit card ng senador nitong Martes at umaabot sa P1 milyong halaga ng pagkain ang inorder sa mobile food delivery service na foodpanda. “May nag-order ng P1M worth of food sa foodpanda in less than an hour. Ano yan, lauriat para sa […] The post Credit card ni Sen. Win Gatchalian na-hack; P1M na pagkain inorder sa foodpanda appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Hacker uses senator’s credit card to buy food worth P1 million

Hackers used Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian’s credit card to purchase P1 million worth of food through a delivery app on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

Fintech firms take the green route

Financial technology companies are seen shifting focus to climate change through the reduction of carbon footprint this year as the country recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2021

Riders of foodpanda receive Christmas food package

When the first lockdown orders were laid down in March, food and grocery delivery suddenly transformed from a measure of convenience to a matter of necessity......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

foodpanda Gives Noche Buena Package To Its Riders

During this community quarantine period, food and grocery delivery suddenly transformed from a measure of convenience to a matter of necessity. foodpanda riders fulfilled their duties in order for customers to stay safe at home. These acts of sacrifices and hard work were recognized by foodpanda. As a show of gratitude for their service and […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Better food delivery to stabilize prices

The government needs to help smoothen the movement of food items to help normalize prices following a spike in November that was caused by the series of typhoons that hit the country, according to the Department of Finance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

Wow mali! Tsikiting nakaorder ng pagkain sa 42 rider

Dahil sa mabagal na internet connection, dinumog ang isang bahay sa Cebu City ng mga food delivery rider. The post Wow mali! Tsikiting nakaorder ng pagkain sa 42 rider first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020