ICYMI, Ben&Ben became the first Filipino band to be named National Geographic Asia’s #PlanetorPlastic ambassadors. The indie act marked the nod with a performance of their songs Hummingbird and Fall at the Nat Geo Explorer’s Festival held in Singapore.
The band was recognized for their work in raising awareness for the fight against plastic pollution. Frontman Miguel Benjamin Guico revealed that the group has opted to upcycle plastic for their use and adopt a ‘zero single-use plastic policy’ for their tours.
Ben&Ben previously held a live jam while traversing Pasig River as part of a campaign to revive the river through art.
MASYADO PANG MAAGA (OUR NEW SINGLE)
live jam, sa boat sa pasig river
— Ben&Ben (@BenAndBenMusic) November 3, 2019
‘The very thing that brought the river to its state right now is actually the little things combined. The little things that people have done collectively every day, like throwing the trash.’, shares Miguel during the Nat Geo event.
‘But what we realized is it’s also the little [revival efforts] done collectively every day that can bring it back to life.’
For a country facing an immense plastic crisis (PH uses nearly 60 billion sachets per year), influential activists such as Ben&Ben might just be the spark needed to trigger a positive turnaround.
Watch the event here:
Ben&Ben are here with a more-than-special performance at our Evening of Exploration in Singapore. Watch it now. #NatGeoFestSg
Posted by National Geographic Asia on Friday, November 15, 2019