Sa Watsons Ako! | How Every Watsons Purchase is a Vote to Save Our Planet

May you choose a wellness partner that enables you to participate in voting for a healthier state of the Earth for the next generation. That feels great, inside and out!

Vote for a more livable Earth!

Your social media timeline by now perhaps is filled with campaign content posts from the candidates for May 2022 Philippine Elections. Yes. Same as mine! Furthermore, some of your friends may even have started becoming “too passionate” with their posts declaring their support for their pick. But this is not a political blog post about the Philippines. This though is an advocacy blog post about our planet – that just like how you would vote for your chosen candidate, may you would also vote for a more habitable planet Earth. Here is how to do it in simpler and easier ways with Watsons.

Sa Watsons Ako this 2022! For Relentlessly Doing Good For The Planet

Trusted health and wellness partner Watsons Philippines continues to DO GOOD for the planet by presenting more sustainability options and programs that will help save the environment.

Sustainable Choices Campaign

Watsons has made available almost 1,200 Sustainable Choices products and
continues to add more for consumers so they have better and more environment-friendly options. Such a program, puts sustainability at the core of brand development and sourcing, from packaging to ingredient choices. These are aimed to help shoppers make Sustainable Choices by providing them with Earth-friendly options for their wellness needs.

“We rely on fossil fuels that give gas, heat and oil but they are exactly what bring about global warming and all these extreme weather occurrences. What are the DO GOOD acts we can do? One of these is to always choose sustainability in our health, wellness and beauty products. For Sustainable Choices, Sa Watsons Ako,” said Viki Encarnacion, Watsons Philippines PR and Sustainability Director.

READ MORE HERE: The Watsons Sustainable Choices campaign

Do Good For The Oceans With Plastic Bank

“The partnership with Watsons is an opportunity for the world to bear witness to great change, to witness great organizations that truly are standing on the right side of history. It takes the bold and the authentic to do something that hasn’t been done before and we know that in partnership with Watsons, the world is going to witness the change in the communities and the lives of our collectors,”

David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plasric Bank
In collaboration with Plastic Bank, Watsons has been able to recycle 833,000 plastic bottles last 2021.

READ MORE HERE: Do Good For The Oceans With Plastic Bank

Do Good For Earth Webinar Series

Watsons regularly tap online amplifiers of information on how to take part in taking care of the Earth by hosting webinar series.

For 2022, Watsons held its first DO GOOD For Earth, Sa Watsons Ako webinar with “Smart Waste Management Towards A Sustainable Future,” where Commissioner Crispian Lao, Chair of the National Solid Waste Management
Commission, and David Katz, President and CEO of Plastic Bank, talked about global warming and the benefits of recycling.


The Watsons DO GOOD webinar, which was moderated by environment advocate Anna Oposa of Save Philippine Seas, tackled important topics such as how people can contribute in environment conservation thru 3Rs (Reuse, Recycle, Refill), the relationship of solid waste management and climate change, the impact of recycling on the environment, economy and community and future activities to be conducted jointly by Plastic Bank and Watsons Philippines.

Plastic Bank’s David Katz discussed what social plastic can do to help impoverished communities gain access to necessities such as food and water.

Do Good Act: Reduce

Do Good Act Checklist: Environment conservation thru 3Rs (Reuse, Recycle, Refill)

Watsons stores have made a collective effort to be more conscious about energy
consumption and this has helped reduce energy intensity by 17 percent from 2015. 

Sa Watsons Ako this 2022! For Consistently Doing Good For The Community

Watsons Smile For Good with Operations Smile Philippines

Since working in partnership with Operation Smile eight years ago up to the present, Watsons has helped transform the lives of 2,036 children through cleft surgeries.

READ MORE HERE: Watsons Smile For Good with Operations Smile Philippines

For its employees, Watsons has conducted 22 wellness seminars and counting to help its personnel to cope with the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Doing Good is in Watsons “Track Record”

Whoever is your bet this election day, I believe that you somehow made some research about their track record. As to for your health, wellness and beauty product retailer, may you choose a wellness partner that enables you to participate in voting for a healthier state of the Earth for the next generation. That feels great, inside and out!

For boldy doing good for the Earth, Sa Watsons Ako!

Your Wellness Routine And Your Planet

Our Earth has its own looks and health as well. Do good.

The world now more than ever, is inhabited by people who are consciously taking care of their looks and wellness. Do you belong to this health-conscious club? It is highly likely! Has it ever crossed your mind that while caring for your well-being, you can actually contribute to sustaining a more habitable Earth? Let us talk about that correlation. It is seriously simple.

YOUR WELLNESS ROUTINE AND YOUR PLANET

The packaging of the product you are using for your skincare routine or your grooming regimen stays as a pollutant for more than 450 years before it is biodegraded. Exponentially, all of your friends, old and new, real and fake, are also using health products with similar packaging materials. It does not mean though that we should stop paying attention to our health. It means that we should simply stop patronizing those health products and consider changing our preferences into brands that foster a sustainable lifestyle. This is just one of the grave situations in which Watsons’ Sustainable Choices campaign comes into play.

The trusted health product retailer, through the Sustainable Choices campaign, puts sustainability at the core of brand development and sourcing, from packaging to ingredient choices. These are aimed to help shoppers make Sustainable Choices by providing them with Earth-friendly options for their wellness needs.

YOUR NEXT WATSONS RUN

On your next wellness essential shopping at Watsons, the following four initiatives are encouraged as part of a long-term commitment to protecting the environment anchored on four pillars – Community, People, Customers and Planet. Indeed, look good, do good, feel great.

Clean Beauty

Carrying a wide range of Clean Beauty products available at affordable prices, the store’s Clean Beauty products contain better ingredients that are sourced responsibly with an eye toward sustainability.

Reuse & Refill

Watsons Philippines believes in reusing so it will make refill packs available for
purchase so they can reuse the original containers of shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and other personal care products, enabling them to create a habit that helps reduce waste going into landfills.

Better Ingredients

Palm Oil and its derivatives are used in 70% of beauty products and with its yield being far better than any other crop, there is no way to remove it from formulations. The problem with palm oil is that it is extremely harmful for the environment.

Better Packaging

Biodegrading of plastic bottles takes 450+ years, while plastic bags take grueling 20+years, adding grave impact to the environment.

Watsons Philippines promotes products packaged in recycled containers by encouraging the use of 100% sustainable paper packaging that comes from sustainably and responsibly managed forests and plantations or using bio-based or post-consumer recycled plastics. In stores, it has been encouraging shoppers to refuse single-use plastics wherever they go and instead, bring their reusable shopping bags or use eco-friendly totes.

YOUR CALL

It is indeed imperative to take care of one’s health – to look good, to feel great. But I hope, from now on, we shall stop the self-centered type of care. Our Earth has its own looks and health as well. Do good.

*Here is an easy and fun-to-do list to Do Good.

Take care of yourself. Take care of her.