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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

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

Plastic trash chokes Philippine seas

The Philippines generates an enormous amount of trash and is the third worst ocean plastic polluter in the world, according to a 2015 study in the journal Science. The trash is piling up on land, clogging coastlines, spilling into the sea, and traveling to remote corners of the globe as the country fails to meet […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

12 Filipino passengers in Air Niugini plane crash now back in PH

  The Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam has reported that the 12 Filipino passengers onboard the Air Niugini flight that crash-landed in a lagoon in Micronesia on Friday are now back in the Philippines after taking an onward flight.     In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the number of Filipinos onboard the flight was brought to 12 after it was found that three more Filipinos -- two men and a woman, were also onboard the flight.     Earlier, Consul General Marciano de Borja reported that there were nine Filipinos seafarers onboard the Air Nuigini flight on their way to the Philippines for a ...Keep on reading: 12 Filipino passengers in Air Niugini plane crash now back in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

DFA provides assistance to Filipinos in Air Niugini flight

The foreign affairs department has provided assistance to Filipinos who were aboard the Air Niugini flight that crash landed in a Pacific lagoon on Friday. 'The Department of Foreign Affairs (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

El Nido s ban on plastic bottles now in effect

PALAWAN, Philippines – Going to El Nido? You may want to forego bringing mineral or sparkling water, as well as softdrinks. A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Djokovic turns to ‘survival mode’ to win at steamy US Open

NEW YORK --- His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch. Djokovic sat down and removed his shirt. He guzzled water from a plastic bottle. He placed one cold towel around his neck, a second across his lap and a third between his bare upper back and the seat. He was not even 1 hours into his first match at Flushing Meadows in two years, and while Djokovic eventually would get past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Tuesday, it was a bit of an ordeal. "Survival...Keep on reading: Djokovic turns to ‘survival mode’ to win at steamy US Open.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Bonsai trader yields threatened species

By Kuhlin Ceslie Gacula The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced yesterday the seizure of 34 sacks of illegally collected stems of the threatened Philippine bantigue, a plant species (Pemphis acidula) popularly used in creating bonsai. Bonsai refers to the Japanese art of cultivating plants to make them look like miniature trees. A […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

DENR seizes P300,000 worth of threatened plant species in Quezon

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) seized 34 sacks of illegally collected stems of the threatened Philippine bantigue in Quezon last August 9.  DENR's Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife, also known as Task Force POGI, confiscated at least 6 bags containing freshly cut ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Garbage find its way to El Nido’s Secret Lagoon, exec says it came from abroad

Floating garbage ended up in the waters of the famed secret lagoon in El Nido, Palawan. Source link link: Garbage find its way to El Nido’s Secret Lagoon, exec says it came from abroad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Pass rushers bring varying story lines for Cowboys in 2018

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Lawrence enjoys needling pass-rushing understudy Taco Charlton, who spent plenty of time in the offseason working out with the man who tied for second in sacks in the NFL last year for the Dallas Cowboys. "He's aggravating," Lawrence said, trying not to show that he was joking. "I go places in Dallas thinking I'm by myself and two seconds later, I see Taco walk in. Why is he always following me?" Maybe it's because Lawrence is coming off his best season at 14 1/2 sacks while Charlton is trying to deliver on first-round expectations in his second year. Add Randy Gregory working to get his career back on track after a year away from the NFL on a substance-abuse suspension, and these recent high draft picks by the Cowboys, all defensive ends, offer an interesting trio of story lines going into 2018. "Encore?" said Lawrence, who tied Jacksonville's Calais Campbell for second, 2 1/2 sacks behind Arizona's Chandler Jones. "You've just got to stay tuned. We're going to put on a big show this year." Gregory was activated from the non-football injury list Wednesday following a yearlong suspension over multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Coach Jason Garrett says the club did it to allow Gregory to be more active in morning walkthroughs at training camp in California. The Cowboys aren't in any hurry to have him participate in a full padded practice. "He's been away from football for a long time," Garrett said. "He did a good job of keeping himself in shape. But again, we don't want to compromise him early on here and put him a couple of weeks behind where he should be, so we're going to progress deliberately here." As for Lawrence and Charlton, it's full-speed ahead. Here's an overview of all three players a week into camp: LAWRENCE'S MOTIVATION The Cowboys put the franchise tag on Lawrence at the end of his four-year rookie deal, and there weren't any contract discussions of substance before the deadline to sign a long-term deal expired. Lawrence, who gets $17.1 million guaranteed this season, was the first pass rusher drafted by the Cowboys after they released franchise sacks leader DeMarcus Ware in 2014. Dallas traded up to early in the second round to get him. He didn't get his first sack until his second season and had just nine through three years before a quick start in 2017 led to his breakthrough. Now the 26-year-old is playing for a big payday. "As a kid, they tell you the sky's the limit. They lyin' to you," Lawrence said. "You set your own limits. That's why I said, 'Secure the bag,' because I'm going out there each and every day and showing my son and showing my family I set my own limits." CHARLTON'S MODEL The former Michigan player is actually three sacks ahead of Lawrence's pace. Charlton had three as a rookie after the Cowboys took him late in the first round. If nothing else, he knows patience is part of the formula. The 23-year-old Charlton's debut in the NFL was Lawrence's first season without an injury or season-opening suspension, which Lawrence served in 2016. "I talk trash, like, he didn't do nothing," Charlton said. "That's kind of how we wing it, 'Ah, you didn't do nothing. Ah, you did this, I'm going to go faster.' It pushes us to go to that next level. Him doing what he did last year pushed me to try to do that same thing." Charlton seems much more at ease, speaking freely and frequently with reporters during camp. "The comfortability level is probably the biggest thing," he said. "There's not so much where I'm wide-eyed seeing what's going on. I roll out here like I belong and I can do whatever I need to do to progress." GREGORY'S LONG ROAD The former Nebraska standout has been suspended for 30 of the past 32 regular-season games for multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy. Gregory was considered a first-round talent when he slid to near the end of the second round of the 2015 draft over off-field concerns that included a positive test for marijuana at the combine. While he was cleared to return by Commissioner Roger Goodell not long before training camp, Gregory hasn't spoken to reporters. Garrett hesitated to indicate when Gregory might practice for the first time. "You have brothers falling the wrong way, do you give up on them? No," Lawrence said. "We say togetherness, we say family for a reason. Randy's my brother. We stuck by him for this long time and it's time for him to ball now." Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, also the defensive line coach, said it's a first for him to have a player back after not seeing him for a year and a half. "Each night we have a chance in our meetings, we visit," Marinelli said. "He knows the progression that he's got to go through. He's not going to walk out there and it's going to happen. As talented as he is, it doesn't work that way. And he knows that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Santa Fe ‘War on Waste’ Collects 118T Pieces of Trash

Volunteers during the second War on Waste (WOW) recently conducted in the Municipality of Santa Fe collected 118,000 pieces of trash. WOW is a joint project between the local government and local sectors. They started last month with a thousand volunteers and hauled just over 3,000 non-biodegradable materials from the coastal areas. But this time, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

  SEATTLE --- Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.   Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday.   Seattle is believed to be the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities. The eco-conscious city has been an environmental leader in the US, working to aggressively curb the amount of trash that goes into landfills by requiring more option...Keep on reading: Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Southeast Asian Nations Grapple With Worsening Plastic Trash Crisis

Governments throughout Southeast Asia have launched a war on plastic waste.But most are still in the early stages of creating waste management strategies and passing laws needed to implement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Southeast Asian Nations Grapple With Worsening Plastic Trash Crisis

Governments throughout Southeast Asia have launched a war on plastic waste.But most are still in the early stages of creating waste management strategies and passing laws needed to implement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Manila waterway choked with plastic

The blanket of trash on a creek that flows between the makeshift homes of a Manila slum is so dense it appears one could walk across it like a paved street. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Plastic wasteland: Asia s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA, Vietnam – A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed  after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands – grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia. About 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Manila trash bin waterway choked with plastic

MANILA, Philippines – The blanket of trash on a creek that flows between the makeshift homes of a Manila slum is so dense it appears one could walk across it like a paved street. However, the thick and fetid mosaic of plastic bottles, takeaway containers and plastic bags is just a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018