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140 sacks of foreign plastic trash collected from El Nido lagoon

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY -- At least 140 sacks of mainly plastic waste, washed up from other countries on a famous lagoon in El Nido, were collected by volunteers on Saturday. The trash was mostly plas.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesAug 20th, 2018

From plastic to blankets, shirts: Group recycles trash from cemeteries

  While Filipinos would take every "Undas" as a chance to visit the grave of departed loved ones in cemeteries, this group has a different agenda.   For years, volunteers from the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Taiwan-based non-government organization that promotes environmental protection, collect sacks of plasticbottles in cemeteries during this season and later transform them to useable items.   Margie Gorospe, a volunteer for eight years now, is stationed at Manila North Cemetery this year. She's been collecting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, plastic cups, and cartons since October 31.   By Friday, the group has already collected a total...Keep on reading: From plastic to blankets, shirts: Group recycles trash from cemeteries.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Trash ends up in El Nido lagoon

Heaps of trash washed up in a famous lagoon in El Nido, Palawan, an unusual sight in a place known for its pristine beaches......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Sacks of garbage collected from coastal communities in DC

DAVAO CITY INFORMATION OFFICE (10 June) — Over 3,000 sacks of garbage were retrieved by Bantay Dagat volunteers from the 32 coastal areas of Davao for the month of May 2018. Paul Bermejo, Officer-in-charge of the Ancillary Services Unit, said most of the wastes collected were plastic bottles, wrappers, tires, sacks and rubber slippers. Data […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Sacks of trash collected in Pasig clean-up drive

HUNDREDS of volunteers, including Canada’s Ambassador to the Philippines John Holmes, joined hands Saturday to clean Pasig River, scooping up sacks of garbage. Various sectors joined the #Salikalikasan, a clean up drive hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA). Those who participated included Professional Women of AMCHAM (PWOA), a committee under the American Chambers [...] The post Sacks of trash collected in Pasig clean-up drive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) --- The bizarre trash items plucked from New Jersey's beaches last year might be enough to cause nausea or heartburn. But don't worry, a bottle of Pepto-Bismol was among the items collected. Also plucked from the sands of the state's beaches were a lawn mower, a saw blade, an empty medical marijuana container, a strobe light, a bird cage and two fire extinguishers. Other items included a plastic statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, a cheese grater, and a human tooth in a box. Aside from the bizarre items, Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action said Thursday most of the trash consisted of plastics, which can kill fish and animals that swallow it. "An e...Keep on reading: Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

BFP NCR collects 3 truckloads of garbage in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines -- An estimated three trucks of garbage were collected by personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) during its clean-up operations in Manila Bay.   Fire Officer 3 Leo Azores of the Operations department of BFP National Capital Region (NCR) said on Monday that most of the trash collected were styrofoam and plastics.   He said that according to the record, about 293 personnel from different cities and municipality of NCR BFP participated in the clean up drive held in Manila Bay behind Manila Film Center last Sunday.   Azores also noted that the clean-up drive, led by NCR Fire Director Senior Superintendent Wilberto Kwan Tiu, was p...Keep on reading: BFP NCR collects 3 truckloads of garbage in Manila Bay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

Over 10 truckloads of trash collected as ‘Battle for Manila Bay’ begins – Manila Bulletin

Over 10 truckloads of trash collected as ‘Battle for Manila Bay’ begins  Manila Bulletin Over 10 truckloads of garbage were collected during the kick-off Sunday of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation project dubbed by Department of Environment and … Source link link: Over 10 truckloads of trash collected as ‘Battle for Manila Bay’ begins – Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Let’s preserve nature: Bali requires foreign tourists to pay $10

JAKARTA ---While battling against the plastic that has besieged its waters, Bali is preparing a bylaw that will impose a US$10 levy on foreign tourists. The Bali administration has drafted a bylaw on tourist contributions for the environment and cultural preservation, which has been discussed with the Bali Legislative Council since December. Bali Governor Wayan Koster said the revenue from the tourist tax would be allocated to fund programs on preserving the environment and Balinese culture. "This will give us better fiscal space to support the development of Bali," Koster said at the Bali Legislative Council building. A renowned tourist destination, Bali welcomed 5.7 mil...Keep on reading: Let’s preserve nature: Bali requires foreign tourists to pay $10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Black Nazarene devotees leave 43 trucks of trash after traslacion

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has collected more than 43 trucks of garbage a day after the traslacion, or the procession marking the Feast of the Black Nazarene last Wednesday, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Black Nazarene devotees leave 43 trucks of trash after traslacion

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has collected more than 43 trucks of garbage a day after the traslacion, or the procession marking the Feast of the Black Nazarene last Wednesday, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Pimentel: Philippines not a dumping ground for foreign trash

The issue of trash from Canada that was shipped to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014 needs to be revisited, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said Sunday as he stressed the country is not a dumping ground for garbage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Garbage flood city after holidays

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE General Services Office (GSO) scooped 50 tons of garbage on the first day of 2019. GSO assistant department head Engr. Niel Ravena said they collected the trash in just three hours. On the average, the GSO hauls 300 tons of garbage daily. “In just three hours of garbage collecting, naka-collect kita 17 trucks […] The post Garbage flood city after holidays appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

New Year balloon drops scrapped

Heeding environmentalists plea not to rain plastic trash on Manila by bursting thousands of balloons to greet the New Year, hotels have scrapped their annual balloon drops to celebrate the coming of 2019. “We at The Peninsula Manila have traditionally celebrated welcoming the New Year with a party, but oftentimes it’s all too easy for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

12 truckloads of trash hauled from Rizal Park

At least 12 truckloads of garbage left by families who celebrated Christmas in Rizal Park were collected from the popular tourist destination in Manila, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Singapore’s ‘freegans’ find treasure in trash

SINGAPORE — A new movement in Singapore that seeks to reduce the amount of consumer waste in the affluent city-state is scavenging for unwanted goods, some in near-mint condition, that migrant workers can send home for the holidays. “Freegans,” broadly defined as people committed to cutting wasteful production and consumption, have connected with thousands of foreign […] The post Singapore’s ‘freegans’ find treasure in trash appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

PVL: Panaga accepts new challenge with PetroGazz

New recruit Jeanette Panaga vows to bring to PetroGazz the same intensity and tenacity she displayed with her former club that won her accolades in the past. PetroGazz head coach Jerry Yee and the Angels formally welcomed the three-time Best Blocker winner Sunday during the team’s press conference and thanksgiving event after a very productive debut in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2. “Na-fortify niya ang middle namin,” said Yee, whose squad finished fourth in the recently concluded Open Conference. “What’s expected of her? Siyempre ‘yung award winning talent niya. ‘Yung pagiging Best Blocker niya, ‘yun talaga ang makakatulong.” Panaga played for Pocari Sweat for two years and helped the Lady Warriors capture the 2017 Reinforced Conference crown and a runnerup in last year’s Open Conference. The former College of St. Benilde standout collected three Best Blocker awards in leagues first three conferences. “Hindi ‘yun pressure kasi nu’ng sinabi ni coach yun parang mas natsa-challenge pa ako na panibagong challenge ‘to. Kailangan may gawin ako na something na magi-improve ako and mag-grow ako as a player,” said Panaga. She was released by Pocari Sweat after the Open Conference and after weighing down her options, Panaga decided to join the Angels, whose core are composed of former CSB players. Panaga will be reunited with ex-CSB teammates in Djanel Cheng, Ranya Musa and Rachel Austero - the same core that delivered the Taft-based squad to its breakthrough NCAA title three years ago. Panaga will also get a chance to play alongside another former Pocari Sweat teammate Cai Baloaloa. “Happy naman ako kasi ito na yung reunion namin from Benilde and Pocari and others sila Ate Paneng (Mercado) na magkaka-teammate ulit kami then parang hindi naman ganun na sobrang mahirap mag-adjust kasi naging kasama ko na sila,” said Panaga. PVL will have a five-month break before its third season and PetroGazz hopes to use that time to beef up its rosters and create better team chemistry heading into the Reinforced Conference. The Angels are currently pursuing prospective foreign guest players but requested the media not to divulge the names of the imports as the management is still undergoing negotiations.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

NorMin Lawmakers Probe South Korea Trash Dumped in Misamis Oriental

Lawmakers from Northern Mindanao led by Rep. Juliette Uy (Misamis Oriental, 2nd District) of the National Unity Party (NUP) crossed party lines in urging the House of Representatives to probe deeper into the illegal entry and dumping of hazardous plastic garbage from South Korea in the Phividec Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Rep. Uy, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Local officials propose tipping fee for Boracay trash

AKLAN, Philippines – The Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB) urged the legislative body to pass an ordinance on tipping charges on garbage collected in Malay, Aklan and Boracay Island to help the sustainability of solid waste management operations. A tipping fee is charged by the waste ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

The world’s trash could be PH’s cash

THE Philippines has again become an unwitting dumping ground for some other country’s unwanted garbage, as tons of plastic trash from South Korea have apparently been abandoned at a port...READ MORE The post The world’s trash could be PH’s cash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

MMDA clean-up drive collects more than 34 tons of garbage at Manila Bay

      At least seven truckloads of garbage from Manila Bay were collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) during a clean-up drive on Saturday. A total of 34.31 tons of trash were gathered by 200 street sweepers who participated in the drive along the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard. Among those garbage collected were bamboo poles and driftwood carried by currents from nearby fish pens, water hyacinths, plastics, and household wastes. Francis Martinez, head of the MMDA Metro Parkways Clearing Group, tagged the floating garbage at the Manila Bay as an "eyesore" to one of the popular spots in Metro Manila. With this, Martinez re...Keep on reading: MMDA clean-up drive collects more than 34 tons of garbage at Manila Bay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018