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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

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

57 tons of trash collected from graveyards& mdash;MMDA

57 tons of trash collected from graveyards& mdash;MMDA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Unsustainable

Despite appeals from environment groups, truckloads of trash were collected from the different cemeteries in Metro Manila as the holidays for remembering the dead ended on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Cemetery trash to be made into thermal blankets, jackets

At least 12 truckloads of garbage were collected inside the Manila North Cemetery following the observance of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day holidays, but not all of it will end up as trash......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Cemetery trash to be made into thermal blankets, jackets

At least 12 truckloads of garbage were collected inside the Manila North Cemetery following the observance of the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day holidays, but not all of it will end up as trash......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Garbage in paradise: The price of Panglao’s rise as tourist destination

(Part 2 of a series) Part 1: Panglao: Riding the tourism cash cow BOHOL, Philippines – Early on a Saturday, Jam Ungab leads a pack of volunteers from Plastic Free Bohol to pick up renegade trash along Libaong White Beach, a 3-kilometer stretch of white sand on the island ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Trash found in Boracay a day after its reopening

Pieces of trash found in one of the crevices of the rock formation in Station 1 of Boracay a day after its reopening riled the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The DENR turned to Twitter Saturday, posting a photo of the retrieved plastic bottles. “LOOK: A day after the #BoracayReopening, we retrieved this trash […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 28th, 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