Rappler's latest stories on zero waste
What to expect at Gubat? Recycled interiors and banana leaves for plates – strictly kamayan-only!
'We cannot avoid using plastic, but we have to manage,' says San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago
Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.
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
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'
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
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.
The ‘wala usik’ (zero waste) canteen uses mugs made from bamboo, bowls from coconut shells, and plates from banana leaves
The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits
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
From shampoo bars and upcycled bags and clothes to cookies baked with love by Yolanda survivors and handicrafts by local artists, the Old Manila Eco Market in Intramuros
'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
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
Two organizations get together to hold a workshop on discussion of a zero-waste lifestyle
'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?
'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.
In San Fernando, Pampanga, schools and the youth play a huge part in implementing zero waste
Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips
Zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition also calls on Filipinos to observe climate friendly practices this coming Holy Week
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
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
Shifting to stainless steel water bottle replanting vegetables in pots and other practices that will do you your family your neighbors and the environment good
At the first Philippine Zero Waste Fair experts and entrepreneurs teach you how to live sustainably
Bring food in a reusable container and keep a litter bag in your pocket in case no trash can is in sight
Personal New Year s resolutions to help reduce waste generated in your home or workplace ultimately helps the entire country