Rappler's latest stories on waste management
Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it
The company is starting in their own backyard – by reducing their plastic waste
Mayor Jopet Inton personally serves closure order
If the Hermosa town mayor wants us to leave, we can turn over the landfill, subject to the recovery of our investments, says Econest
The plastic industry resists banning single-use plastics even as environmental group EcoWaste points out that it's the solution to plastic pollution
'The Story of Plastic' hopes to help the audience have a better idea about the gravity of the plastic pollution crisis, as well as some insight into workable solutions
Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives
I believe that it's high time for the municipality of Libmanan to help address our plastic problem and act for the future generations of Libmaneños
The switch from green to clear plastic bottle packaging is an industry-first sustainability initiative in Southeast Asia
The proposed excise tax is expected to generate P4.8 billion on its first year of implementation to fund the government's solid waste management efforts
Tired of the same old gift wrappers? You can celebrate the holidays and save the environment with these recyclable materials
Rufo Colayco, president and CEO of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, says his company’s unsolicited proposal is currently 'under evaluation by government.'
How will you practice a zero-waste lifestyle? Here's a running list of zero-waste initiatives that you can be a part of.
‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes
President Rodrigo Duterte floats the idea during a Cabinet meeting, but is still deciding which alternative materials can be used in place of single-use plastics
#ManyWaystoZeroWaste is a movement pushing for responsible ways to use reduce plastic
The Philippines needs to catch up where regulating plastic use is concerned
Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.
Kids for Kids will use the funds collected to raise awareness about plastic bag pollution
While use of refillables and package-free purchasing is becoming trendy among the wealthy, what do we do about the 'tingi' and sari-sari store culture among most Filipinos that contribute to plastic waste?
This garden of 30,000 'tulips' might be Basilan's next most Instagrammable spot
Going zero-waste might seem intimidating. But a blossoming online community in the Philippines will tell you that your zero-waste journey can start with the little things and the mini wins.
Independent conservation group World Wide Fund is working together with various stakeholders to reduce plastic pollution
The Commission on Audit finds that the Laguna Medical Center violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Health Care Waste Management Manual
The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019
As one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge
You don’t need to buy a spanking new canteen to start going green
'While we're doing Build, Build, Build, we can't catch up with the infrastructure with the growing population of the Philippines,' says Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability founding president Crispian Lao
'We don't want another case of Manila Bay,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año
A guide to a greener, more sustainable but generous Christmas
Martires recently recalled the suspension of 72 local executives, citing as reason the impracticality of the Solid Waste Act
Mimaropa's top tourism official thanks EcoWaste Coalition for pointing out that releasing balloons is harmful to the environment
'Releasing balloons into the air is no laughing matter, especially for marine animals who bear the brunt of this wasteful practice,' says zero waste campaigner Daniel Alejandre
Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash while mayors fight it out
(UPDATED) ‘LGUs should not hesitate penalizing litterbugs by imposing fines or making them render community service,’ says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
The Caloocan City government orders Maria Elena Paras and son Ian to pay a fine, do community service, and attend a seminar for violating the law
‘The law is economically not feasible to be implemented especially by 5th and 6th class municipalities,’ says the new Ombudsman
Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use
Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law
For operating an open dumpsite, the Ombudsman suspends Mayor Cherilie Mella-Sampal and 4 Sangguniang Bayan members for one year
'We like to start with the children so it'll be embedded in their minds already,' says World Wide Fund environment officer Kimberly Anne Marcelo
Looking for more sustainable options during that time of the month?
Want to go zero-waste but don't know how? Start by building your own mess kit!
The zero waste movement, or the lifestyle of recycling and using natural products, is growing in the Philippines. There are no laws, however, that incentivizes the practice.
City Administrator and Legal Officer, Atty. Arnel Pedrosa, maintains the planned facility will not pose harm to the environment, as was claimed by the coalition No Burn Pilipinas (NBP)
The Environmental Management Bureau has already summoned PHILECO officials to a technical conference on October 3
The drop in expenses is attributed to the local government s environmental programs according to the Commission on Audit
Only 4 out of the city s 182 barangays maintain a materials recovery facility which is required under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
According to a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority report the increase in trash cost taxpayers P1 84 billion in tipping fees
The new landfill located in a 45 hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act