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ALVTechnologies Philippines Incorporated proudly supported the first-ever plastics-focused conference in the Philippines and the official launch of the Plastics Research Network – Philippines during the PlaReNet Conference 2022 on December 6 to 7, 2022, at Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub.

ALVTechnologies Philippines Incorporated, together with our manufacturer – HORIBA Scientific, offers solutions to researchers for microplastics characterization and identification using Raman Spectroscopy. To know more about HORIBA’s global efforts in microplastics research, visit Application notes, webinars, and other downloadable materials are also available on the website.

Several speakers shared their insights on Philippine and Southeast Asian Region plastic pollution, industry and community initiatives on upcycling and recycling, government policies and laws, and national plan of action on marine litter.

National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz, Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, and Dr. Jane Gerardo-Abaya shared their expertise and gave inspiration to the future endeavors of PlaReNet.

The event culminated with the induction and oath-taking of the newly elected board of the Plastics Research Network led by the Chairperson, Dr. Deo Florence L. Onda. Dr. Onda closed the successful event by encouraging everyone to join PlaReNet and be part of the solution to plastic pollution.

For more information on the current and upcoming projects of the UP Marine Science Institute and Microbial Oceanography Laboratory on plastic pollution, visit their Facebook page at and the PlastiCount Pilipinas website at