Will We Live Our Whole Lives Experiencing Traffic?


We know the MRT is operating way past its capacity. Now, we also know how much space all the registered vehicles of NCR take. Moreover, the dimensions illustrated above are merely an estimate because we assumed all the cars were of the same model, the buses and trucks were of the same size, and that tricycles and motorcycles were equal in size due to limited data. This means that the actual total area consumed by registered vehicles in NCR is larger, and because Metro Manila’s infrastructure cannot handle this volume of vehicles, we need to lessen this. Continue reading


What Really Happens to Your Shit

Apparently, we all excrete around 0.9 kg of poo per day. If you do the math, for a global population of 7.4 billion people, that’s 6.66 billion kilograms of poo everyday! That value doesn’t even include the amount of pee urinated everyday. So, where does all that shit go? Continue reading

Circular Economy: Levelling up the 3‘R’s

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You may be shocked that the first article of BOX does not concern new technology. Rather, it is about a system of living.


As we embark on scientific discourse, it is imperative that, whatever technology we design, companies we build, or products we own, we think about the survival of society in the long term. Maybe, that’s hard to see in a “you versus the world” culture. In that particular mindset, it’s easier and more financially-sound to take and dispose resources without considering anyone else. (Just think of all the dumpsites!) But, what if you could have the same – or even better – level of success with an opposing school of thought? That is what the circular economy is about.   Continue reading