DENR OIC Assistant Secretary and Biodiversity Management Bureau Director in concurrent capacity Ricardo Calderonawards the Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Ed Sunico, vice president for sustainable business and communications of Unilever Philippines, for serving as resource speaker during the culminating activity for the Month of the Ocean, with theme “Closing the Loop: Opportunities for Collaboration,” held recently at the Manila Peninsula in Makati City. Sunico discussed the initiatives of Unilever Philippines to make the packaging of their products safe for the environment, such as the pilot testing of refilling stations for their shampoo products. He also revealed the company is targeting to shift to environment-friendly packaging by 2025. A study by Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment indicated that the Philippines is among the top marine plastic polluters in the world. ###