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'2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

MANILA, Philippines – How can we, as a community, reduce plastic waste? This was one of the problems posed to the speakers and the audience at the 2019 Social Good Summit: #2030Now #InsightforImpact at the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila on on Saturday, September 21. In one ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 21st, 2019

'2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

MANILA, Philippines – Turning sari-sari stores into refilling stations to cut down sachet use in the Philippines won as the best solution to the country’s plastic problem during the 2019 Social Good Summit: #2030Now #InsightForImpact. Participants Fiona Fajardo Hernandez, Nana Luz, Princess Nepomuceno, and Anthony Cabatuando represented ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Join the movement against marine plastic pollution!

On June 8, 2019, adidas Philippines and Parley For The Oceans celebrated World Oceans Day as it launched the new FW19 adidas x Parley collection and Run For The Oceans 2019 campaign. adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans 2019 was held at Air Juan Seaplane Terminal in Pasay City. The adidas community ran for the oceans in a 3 kilometer plog. The plogging session, which is a Scandinavian trend for picking up litter while jogging, was followed by a refreshing yoga class and informative talks on the environment by organizations The Plastic Solution and Kids For Kids. Kids for Kids— a non-profit organization solely run by kids, for kids in need— and The Plastic Solution— a movement of repurposing plastic bottles by stuffing the bottles with non-biodegradable wastes— were present to help raise awareness on the marine plastic pollution problem and the ways people can do their part in helping solve this. The Plastic Solution conducted a demonstration on eco brick making while Kids For Kids shared simple ways we can try to practice living sustainably— such as supporting local projects like Retaso PH, an initiative that uses textile waste to create an alternative to plastic bags. The event aimed to educate guests on the threat of marine plastic pollution through informative product displays and activities that would engage more people to join the movement of running for the oceans. There was an artwork installation made out of plastic bottles and guests got to explore an educational area where they learned the entire process of adidas Parley products, as well as how the Parley Ocean School Program works. adidas also introduced the new Alphabounce+ Parley which is available for Php5,300 online and in adidas stores. Alphabounce+ Parley delivers better performance for a better planet since it’s made from plastic spun into yarn and designed to give runners maximum support and comfort. adidas and Parley have intercepted vast amounts of plastic waste from marine environments and coastal communities, turning Ocean Plastic® into sportswear since 2015. “We're excited to celebrate Run For The Oceans this year since it's a great way to educate kids on the gravity of the marine plastic pollution problem and how their actions affect in creating a long-term sustainable impact,” said Jen Dacasin, adidas Brand Communication and Sports Manager. The campaign this year aims to unite more runners to lace up and Run For The Oceans in order to reach its increased goal of $1.5 million, which will be donated to the Parley Ocean School Program. To join the movement and Run For The Oceans between June 8 and 16, runners worldwide can sign up and track their runs by joining the Run For The Oceans challenge on the Runtastic app. To find out more about Run For the Oceans, visit: adidas.com.ph/runfortheoceans. Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using #RunForTheOceans. Redefine running with adidas Runners Manila in its free running and training sessions every week. Join the adidas Runners Manila Facebook group for more updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Gov’t acts on plastic pollution problem

  THE Philippine government is moving to take official action on the worldwide problem of plastic pollution. At the cabinet meeting last week, President Duterte cited the problem of plastic garbage being dumped in the world’s oceans, there to accumulate and remain unchanged for the next 450 years, posing a danger to whales and other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Certify bill banning single-use plastics as priority, Greenpeace tells Duterte

Avoiding the manufacture of single-use plastics, according to Greenpeace, is the solution to the country’s plastic pollution problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Finally, action on world plastic problem

  THE whole world, including our own Philippine government, has finally come to grips with the worldwide problem of plastic pollution – millions of tons of plastic wastes filling our lands and our oceans yearly, there to lie and accumulate for hundreds of years, because most plastics are non-biodegradable. Bits of plastic have ended in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

TURNING POINT: Securing Safe and Clean Air

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/28 June) – A clean and balanced environment is a sine qua non in development. Securing the people from the hazards and ill effects of air pollution is a primary government responsibility. Generally a trans-boundary problem, even within a country, air pollution needs therefore to be addressed nationwide. Laws concerning carbon emission, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 28th, 2019

Greenpeace sounds alarm over plastic pollution in UK rivers

LONDON, United Kingdom – Greenpeace on Wednesday, June 19, raised the alarm over microplastics in rivers after finding the pollutant in all the rivers it tested in Britain, calling it a "problem of enormous complexity". "We ignore this problem at our peril," warned David Santillo, senior scientist with the Greenpeace Research ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Environment Groups Conduct Earth Day Cleanup Drive

Armed with garden gloves and rice sacks, more than 70 volunteers from Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur teamed up to save the planet during the Earth Day cleanup drive on April 21 in the towns of Badoc in Ilocos Norte and Sinait in Ilocos Sur. The Movement Against Plastic Pollution (MAPP) – Ilocos Norte, an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

San Miguel Corp. set to shift to biodegradable plastic packages

San Miguel Corp., the country’s diversified conglomerate, will shift to a new fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging, responding to growing calls around the world for businesses and conglomerates to do their share in preserving the environment......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2019

SMC set to shift to biodegradable plastic packages

San Miguel Corp., the country’s diversified conglomerate, will shift to a new fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging, responding to growing calls around the world for businesses and conglomerates to do their share in preserving the environment......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

Banana leaf plates sa Peru inilunsad vs. plastic pollution

Peru – Naggawa ang isang grupo ng Peruvians ng isang proyektong pinangalanang ‘Bio Plant.’ Layunin ng ideyang ito na iligtas ang ating planeta sa pangunguna ni Josue Soto. Ito ay ang mga platong gawa mula sa dahon ng saging para maiwasan ng mga tao na gumamit ng plastik. Magagamit lamang ito sa loob ng dalawang […] The post Banana leaf plates sa Peru inilunsad vs. plastic pollution appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

Palace eggs Congress on plastic ban law

Malacañang Thursday said Duterte is inclined to ban the use of plastic products in the country due to its harmful effects on the environment. #plasticban The post Palace eggs Congress on plastic ban law appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 10th, 2019

Duterte mulling nationwide plastic ban — Panelo

President Duterte is mulling a nationwide ban on the use of plastics in a bid to mitigate climate change, amid what sectors have claimed as a pollution crisis in the country on account of poor solid waste laws and high usage of single-use plastic among consumers and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Duterte eyes ban on plastic use in PH

IN AN effort to save the environment, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has broached the idea of prohibiting the use of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Design Center’s Pinyapel Earns D& AD Pencil

The Philippine-made Pinyapel, a specialty paper made from discarded pineapple leaves, bagged a Wood Pencil at the D&AD Future Impact Awards 2019 in recognition of its potential to create a huge impact on environment and sustainability as it is proposed to be a food packaging alternative to single-plastic. The award will be presented in New […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019

Exhibit for a cause buoys campaign vs. marine pollution

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 18 (PIA)--The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) on Thursday night brought its campaign against plastic pollution, "Oceans are Fitter without Our Litter", to the art exhibit for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

Exhibit for a cause buoys campaign vs. marine pollution

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 18 (PIA)--The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) on Thursday night brought its campaign against plastic pollution, "Oceans are Fitter without Our Litter", to the art exhibit for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

Philippine city shows zero waste is achievable

PENANG, Malaysia – Is zero waste really achievable? San Fernando City in Pampanga leads Philippine cities in eliminating residual waste , or waste that cannot be recycled or composted, in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. In a press briefing of #ZeroWaste cities on Sunday, October 13, San Fernando City Mayor ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

Environmentalists see worsening plastics crisis

Citing an increasing trend in global plastic production, environmentalists have warned that the problem on proper plastic disposal will worsen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2019

'2030Now, 'InsightForImpact trend during 2019 Social Good Summit

MANILA, Philippines – Making the world a better place is a team effort. How can you take part in ensuring a safer environment and a stronger society? On Saturday, September 21, Rappler, together with the De La Salle Philippines and De La Salle University, held the 2019 Manila Social Good Summit .  With ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019