Rappler's latest stories on wasting
Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste
'We cannot avoid using plastic, but we have to manage,' says San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago
Scavenging in the European state of Kosovo is often left in the hands of marginalized Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, who earn as little as 8 euros on a good day
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
Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue
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.
The campaign aims to engage the government, corporations, and communities in finding solutions to our plastic waste problem
Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines
Independent conservation group World Wide Fund is working together with various stakeholders to reduce plastic pollution
About 250 containers seized in recent months have already been returned and authorities are inspecting more than 1,000 others, a customs official says
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
A packaging material that is made from the plant has been developed by a Mexican researcher and is offering a promising solution to one of the world's biggest pollution conundrums
The containers are loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, according to customs officials on Batam Island near Singapore
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte also travels to New York to attend the Mayors Migration Council
'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition
The 8 containers seized in Surabaya city should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also find hazardous material and household trash, including plastic bottles and packaging, used diapers, electronic waste and cans
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the passage of his proposed bill will 'send a clear message to other countries that the Philippines is not a landfill'
A Kamikatsu town official says: 'We thought: If we can't burn waste in the town, then let's recycle. It's cheaper to recycle waste than burn it'
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to sign a 'Bangkok Declaration' on fighting maritime waste – a first of its kind – which promises to 'prevent and significantly reduce marine debris'
Japan's Kamikatsu is already close to achieving its goal, recycling about 80 percent of the 286 tons of waste it produced in 2017, far more than the national average of 20 percent
Huge quantities of waste have since been redirected to Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines
The Philippines doesn't take in a lot of foreign waste compared to its neighbors, but it may become a dumping ground of smuggled garbage if the government doesn't act fast
Repurposing discarded election materials is not a new initiative for the local government of Dumalinao. Before they made school bags using tarpaulins, they also turned election tarps into ecobags following the 2016 elections.
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
The ‘wala usik’ (zero waste) canteen uses mugs made from bamboo, bowls from coconut shells, and plates from banana leaves
'The most effective way to reduce human consumption of microplastics will likely be to reduce the production and use of plastics,' authors of a recent study say
The government is preparing a policy to ban all waste imports, including those meant for recycling. But this is not enough, says Greenpeace
'We urge developed countries to stop shipping garbage to our country,' says Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia's minister of energy, technology, science, environment and climate change
The government has had enough of misdeclared shipment carrying garbage entering the country's ports
A study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports concludes that global plastic waste surveys 'have drastically underestimated the scale of debris accumulation'
Here are some tips from EcoWaste Coalition on observing an eco-friendly Holy Week this year
The actor has been in the country since April 2
You don’t need to buy a spanking new canteen to start going green
The phones are rigged to a metal frame and synchronized so their screens will flash in various colors
'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
Over more than 3 decades, in a laboratory near the capital Washington, scientists fed cats and kittens meat possibly contaminated with the parasite toxoplasma gondii. Then, after 3 weeks, they went on to euthanize the cats.
Japan generates more plastic packaging waste per capita than any other country except the United States, according to the UN
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The report finds that where local-level plastic bag bans have been put in place and rigorously enforced, usage has dropped dramatically
Videos from the channels aimed at American millennials grab over 30 million views combined since September of 2018
Facebook will soon be rolling out a feature that shows how a brand got a hold of your contact information and if it shared it with another brand
Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee has stockpiled electronic waste from smartphones and laptops to collect metal for the medals
'We don't want another case of Manila Bay,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año
However, there has been an increase in the use of other kinds of residual refuse, like paper materials, which have been used as replacement for plastic
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