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
The world is producing 400 million tons of plastics every year, mostly packaging discarded after just one use
Jointly organized by California governor Jerry Brown and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the 3-day gathering is a showcase for initiatives, big and small, to reduce humanity's carbon footprint
The Pope also says that access 'to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right' and deplored that for many it was 'difficult if not impossible'
Two organizations get together to hold a workshop on discussion of a zero-waste lifestyle
China's ban on imported trash could not only wipe out work for elderly cardboard collectors but would also be devastating for the cities' depots too
For operating an open dumpsite, the Ombudsman suspends Mayor Cherilie Mella-Sampal and 4 Sangguniang Bayan members for one year
Greenpeace says some 12 million tons per year of plastic, mostly in the form of single-use packaging, are dumped into the world's oceans, creating an ecological nightmare
'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
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'It's time we hold these companies accountable. They cannot continue raking in money and then passing on the responsibility and costs of cleaning their mess to cities and Filipino taxpayers,' says environmentalist Froilan Grate
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.
Environmental groups say the city government has to carefully study its multibillion-peso deal with AustWorks Corporation
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 No Burn Pilipinas coalition says the project is 'illegal' and likely to fail
'The government should move forward, not backwards and restarting the reactor would be a regression,' says lawmaker Huang Kuo-chang, head of the opposition New Power Party
'There's a dirty side to our tech obsession: trainloads of e-waste trundling out of our cities and towards hellish waste dumps in Africa and Asia,' the EEB network of environmental groups say in a statement
Often dubbed a paradise on earth, the Indonesian holiday island has become an embarrassing poster child for the country's trash problem
The United Nations has said that salvaging materials for recycling provides income for more than 64 million people in the developing world
In San Fernando, Pampanga, schools and the youth play a huge part in implementing zero waste
'PM Trudeau, clean as you go. Take your garbage with you!' says a critic ahead of the ASEAN Summit, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu gives tips on how to observe a garbage-free Undas
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The Environmental Management Bureau has already summoned PHILECO officials to a technical conference on October 3
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The drop in expenses is attributed to the local government s environmental programs according to the Commission on Audit
Large amounts of the solidified lumps and deposit were spotted for the first time by the robot on the floor of the primary containment vessel underneath the core of Fukushima s No 3 reactor
Tahukah kamu jika setiap orang di Indonesia membuang makanan seberat 300 kilogram setiap tahun?
It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers even in small ways
With the expected growth in population how much more of this waste will be left in the streets in coming years?
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 Plastic Solutions movement helps address the problem of plastic waste in Philippine seas
In exchange Ramon Ang wants the government to give San Miguel the right to use waste materials from Laguna de Bay for power generation
The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007 The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version
Zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition also calls on Filipinos to observe climate friendly practices this coming Holy Week
UPDATED A wall of mud after heavy rainfall damages dozens of homes in Ponorogo district East Java
The new landfill located in a 45 hectare property in Barangay Pagalungan is compliant with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act
The project can convert Quezon City s municipal solid waste into renewable energy that would be enough to power as many as 90 000 homes
President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the adoption of waste to energy facilities in the country But environmental scientist Jorge Emmanuel explains why this may not be a good idea
But an environmentalist group says the the national government has already given too many extensions to the Quezon City government
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says they will no longer allow dumpsites near bodies of water
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The report says in recent years Asia has rapidly emerged as a major source of electronic waste due to increasingly affluent consumers buying items such as phones tablets refrigerators personal computers and televisions
With pets in tow the Ecowaste Coalition and animal welfare groups appeal to Filipinos to choose a cleaner less dangerous alternative to welcoming 2017
Environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warns trash can become a breeding ground for disease causing bacteria insects and pests including mosquitoes that carry chikungunya dengue and Zika
The 2 1 billion euro 2 2 billion structure sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD has been put into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck 3 decades ago