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Gubat QC: Where nothing goes to waste

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM

What to expect at Gubat? Recycled interiors and banana leaves for plates – strictly kamayan-only!

Philippine city shows zero waste is achievable

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'We cannot avoid using plastic, but we have to manage,' says San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago

CLOSE TO ZERO WASTE. San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago shares how his city drastically reduced residual waste. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Farmers are business partners in this zero-waste café

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.

DRIED and processed goods are available at Sierreza.

#2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue

How an online community encourages Filipinos to try ‘buhay zero-waste’

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:06 AM

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.

Rappler pushes for responsible use of plastic with #ManyWaysToZeroWaste movement

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:22 PM

The campaign aims to engage the government, corporations, and communities in finding solutions to our plastic waste problem

How going zero waste is addressing PH's plastic pollution

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines

Getting to zero: Japan town trying to recycle all its waste

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:15 PM

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'

This picture taken on March 14, 2019 shows a worker drying washed paper packaging material at a waste centre in the town of Kamikatsu, Tokushima prefecture. Plastic, paper, metal? In Japan's Kamikatsu, sorting rubbish isn't that simple. Residents face a mind-boggling 45 separate categories for their garbage as the town aims to be 'zero-waste' by 2020. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

Getting to zero: the Japan town trying to recycle all its waste

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:38 AM

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

LOOK: Zamboanga del Sur town upcycles election tarps into school bags

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:54 PM

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.

DREAM BIG. In Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur, tarpaulins are being upcycled into school bags decorated with inspirational quotes. Photo by Dumalinao LGU

Negros Occidental school opens plastic-free canteen

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The ‘wala usik’ (zero waste) canteen uses mugs made from bamboo, bowls from coconut shells, and plates from banana leaves

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY. Students of Bulata National High School use mugs made from indigenous materials to reduce plastic waste. Photo courtesy of PRRCFI

Single-use plastics, still the environment's number 1 enemy

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The government's cleanup program makes it easier to convince the public to adapt environmentally-friendly habits

Image via Shutterstock

Environment group gives tips for 'trash-free' Holy Week 2019

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Here are some tips from EcoWaste Coalition on observing an eco-friendly Holy Week this year

READY FOR PALM SUNDAY. Vendors at Santo Nino de Tondo Parish start making palms in preparation for Palm Sunday. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Darren Criss calls on PH mayors to implement zero waste programs

Apr 13, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The actor has been in the country since April 2

DARREN CRISS. The actor visits the country to learn about Metro Manila's waste management problems. Photo from Instagram.com/darrencriss

How to kickstart a zero waste lifestyle without spending on new things

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:42 PM

You don’t need to buy a spanking new canteen to start going green

This local, eco-friendly market is perfect for your Christmas shopping

Nov 25, 2018 - 7:00 AM

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

INTRAMUROS MARKET. Old Manila Eco Market is a weekend market in front of Manila Cathedral running up to the end of the year. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Eco group slams Mimaropa Festival's balloon releasing activity

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'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

WATCH: What can you do about plastic pollution

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The world is producing 400 million tons of plastics every year, mostly packaging discarded after just one use

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

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

GLOBAL CONCERN. A mockup of a planet earth is displayed at the Rheinaue park during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

A zero waste lifestyle: How have other people done it?

Aug 26, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Two organizations get together to hold a workshop on discussion of a zero-waste lifestyle

How the fight vs plastic pollution can begin in the classroom

Jun 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'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

Eco-friendly alternatives to menstrual pads and tampons

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Looking for more sustainable options during that time of the month?

Multinationals are top plastic polluters in the Philippines – report

Jun 02, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'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

Zero-waste basics: Mess kits will help save the world

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Want to go zero-waste but don't know how? Start by building your own mess kit!

BRING YOUR OWN EVERYTHING. Having your own utensils, containers, and tumblers on hand makes it easy to decline disposable, single-use items. Photo courtesy of Joni Galeste

The challenges of going zero waste in the Philippines

May 23, 2018 - 1:14 PM

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.

Youth involvement is San Fernando's secret in achieving zero waste

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM

In San Fernando, Pampanga, schools and the youth play a huge part in implementing zero waste

5 tips for traveling in an eco-friendly way

Oct 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Lessen your impact on the environment while traveling with these tips

ZERO WASTE. Containers are recycled and refilled with toiletries to keep them from ending up in landfills. Photo courtesy of MUNI

How to start a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Learn how to reduce waste and lead a sustainable lifestyle

12 tips for a 'low-carbon, zero-waste' Holy Week

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition also calls on Filipinos to observe climate friendly practices this coming Holy Week

Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? 'Go zero waste instead'

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

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

Keep public parks trash-free during the holidays

Dec 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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

5 things you can do to save the environment while also feeling good

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

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

6 creative ways to go 'zero waste'

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:54 PM

At the first Philippine Zero Waste Fair experts and entrepreneurs teach you how to live sustainably

OUT OF THE BIN. Entrepreneurs get their creative juices going in recycling and reusing. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

11 tips: Help keep Pope Francis venues clean, orderly

Jan 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Bring food in a reusable container and keep a litter bag in your pocket in case no trash can is in sight

My New Year's resolution: Less garbage in the PH

Jan 02, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Personal New Year s resolutions to help reduce waste generated in your home or workplace ultimately helps the entire country

RISING GARBAGE PROBLEM. Unless Filipinos live less wasteful lifestyles, the government expects daily waste generation to rise this 2014