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Among world s worst polluters, ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

BANGKOK, Thailand – With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend. Just 5 Asian countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand – dump more than half of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

71 sacks of garbage collected during 4th leg of Butuanon River cleanup

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Volunteers collected a total of 71 sacks of garbage weighing 1, 010 kilos during the 4th leg of the Butuanon River cleanup in Mandaue City. The activity held on Friday was organized by Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer Jose Cleo Colis in partnership with the Department of Environment and […] The post 71 sacks of garbage collected during 4th leg of Butuanon River cleanup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

A barter store that protects environment, inspires livelihood

CEBU CITY, Philippines— It has only been four days since the Plastic Barter Store opened but already it has collected a total of 212 kilos of plastic wastes. The store located along Mabini Street in Barangay Sto. Niño is fast becoming the destination of street dwellers, who used to go to junk shops to sell […] The post A barter store that protects environment, inspires livelihood appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

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

KAMIKATSU, Japan – 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. And that's not all: there isn't even trash collection. The 1,500 residents of the town in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

Trash from the top of the world handed over for recycling in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Aluminium ladders and cans collected from Mount Everest may find a second life as pots and pans, Nepali officials said Wednesday, June 5, as some 10 tons of garbage collected from the world's highest mountain was handed over for recycling. The 14-strong team sent by the government spent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Sarangani Bay Festival ends; 2.5 tons of trash collected

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 June) — Volunteers gathered at least 2,548 kilograms or 2.5 tons of garbage at the beaches of Gumasa in Glan town, Sarangani, venue of the three-day Sarangani Bay (SarBay) festival, the country’s biggest annual beach party, officials said Sunday. Eliodoro Alcaya, Jr., SarBay festival environment officer, said that on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

Trash for load

In Sarangani, this boy is heeding the campaign for residents and visitors to throw empty plastic bottles into the bin, not into the bay. One gets five-peso worth of Smart phone load for two bottles thrown into Planet Smart recycling bins and 25 pesos worth for every 10 bottles. ENER TOQUIN / Sarangani Communications Service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

Canada trash sails from Philippines; envoys told to return

As the ship carrying 69 containers of Canadian trash left Subic Port yesterday for its 20-day voyage to Vancouver, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. directed the Philippine diplomats recalled from Canada to return to their posts and accept his apology “for the trouble you went through to drive home a point.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

Lacson blames Customs for imported trash, drug smuggling

"Unfortunately for us, shipments of foreign refuse are not the only 'garbage' that continue to permeate and pollute our country," Sen. Lacson said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2019

Locsin: Trash to be shipped back to Canada

The tons of garbage from Canada illegally dumped in the Philippines will be shipped back to the North American country tomorrow, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2019

PH to send garbage back to HK

The government will send back a shipment of garbage to Hong Kong from the Philippines amid its latest firm policy against foreign trash imports, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Bureau of Customs has committed to export the illegal trash shipment following its detection at the Misamis Oriental port. “We commend the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Palace calls for vigilance amid new trash shipment from Hong Kong

Malacañang called on all concerned government agencies to remain vigilant against trash coming from foreign countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Group urges China to probe trash shipment from Hong Kong

China should investigate the entry of mixed plastic waste shipment from Hong Kong, environmental watch group EcoWaste Coalition said as it reiterated the Philippines is not a dumping site of trash from other countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Trash talk in the Philippines reveals waste trails in Southeast Asia - The Interpreter

Trash talk in the Philippines reveals waste trails in Southeast Asia The Interpreter Rich countries dumping plastic waste and garbage on poorer parts of the region has raised a stink in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Canada taps shipping firm to get back trash – Palace

  Canada has tapped a shipping company to get back the garbage dumped in the country “sooner than later,” Malacañang announced yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo has revealed Canada’s im­minent garbage shipment based on the latest information from the De­partment of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “The DFA issued a statement that the Canadian government has al­ready […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Poll cleanup: 7 truckloads of trash hauled

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has collected at least seven truckloads of discarded campaign materials in the metropolis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

169 tons of campaign trash collected; MMDA offers materials for repurposing

A TOTAL of 168.84 tons of campaign trash was collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) following the just-concluded midterm elections, including those placed outside designated areas during the campaign period and those taken down after Monday’s vote......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 15th, 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

City Council okays disposing Mandaue’s garbage to Binaliw landfill

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Trash collected from Mandaue City households and establishments will now be disposed at the privately-run landfill in Barangay Binaliw in Cebu City, at least for the next 12 months. This is after the City Council unanimously carried the resolution giving Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumbing the authority to enter into a one-year […] The post City Council okays disposing Mandaue’s garbage to Binaliw landfill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Locsin blames DOF ‘assistant’ for Canada trash delay

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. tagged yesterday a Department of Finance (DOF) “assistant” as the one delaying the return of 69 containers of garbage to Canada......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019