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Junk Not! Upcycling plastic into furniture

(Impact Journalism Day) Interior design enterprise JunkNot collects and recycles daily waste to transform it into design furniture. It tackles two problems that the Filipino society is facing at once: waste management and its environmental impact, and lack of livelihood......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

From trash to treasure: An upcycling project rises in Bohol to help impoverished communities

&'160; The wallets, fans, and key holder samples were created by Rowena, Telyz, and Angelita &'8212; all members of a women’s group in Barangay Cogon in Tagbilaran, Bohol. The souvenir items were made from used plastic shopping bags and snack wrappers. The women were trained by a 27-year old Japanese volunteer Chisato Kanno dispatched under [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 31st, 2017

SC asked to junk Trillanes petition - Manila Bulletin

SC asked to junk Trillanes petition - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News23 min. ago

The power of steel

After over 20 years of exporting metal furniture to Europe, Australia and the US, the Pampanga-based furniture brand Industria Edition can finally present its unique steel creations to more Filipino clients at its new showroom at The Residences Greenbelt in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 23 min. ago

Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls woo millennials, Muslims as election in focus

JAKARTA — Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia‘s biggest economy sails into choppy waters. At next year’s election on April 17, the former furniture salesman seeks to repeat his 2014 defeat of Prabowo Subianto, a retired special forces commander, when […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News16 hr. 49 min. ago

Calida urges SC to junk Trillanes petition vs Proclamation 572

Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court to junk Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s petition against President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 572 voiding amnesty granted to the senator in 2011......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 23 min. ago

LOOK: European Union joins Manila Bay cleanup

MANILA, Philippines – The European Union joined a cleanup of the Manila Bay on Saturday, September 22, as Europe pushes for better management of plastic wastes through a 3-year regional program. EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen said joining the cleanup "is an expression of solidarity ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Needle found in Australian strawberries sold in New Zealand

WELLINGTON -- The Australian strawberry scare has spread to New Zealand with a supermarket chain announcing Sunday that needles were found in a box of the fruit sourced from the neighbouring country. The Countdown supermarket chain said it had taken a brand of Australian strawberries off the shelves after a sabotaged punnet -- a plastic box -- was sold in an Auckland store. The strawberries, from Western Australia state, were sold in Countdown stores nationwide last week and only one incident of tampering was reported. "We take food safety very seriously," the company said in a statement, adding it was in touch with authorities investigating incidents of needles found in st...Keep on reading: Needle found in Australian strawberries sold in New Zealand.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Microplastics are getting into mosquitoes and contaminating new food chains

There is no doubt that plastic pollution in oceans is a growing worldwide problem . The internet is full of images of seabirds and other marine animals entangled in plastic waste , and animals starve because their guts are blocked with plastic bags . But the problem goes much deeper than this. Much plastic pollution is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

PBA: Beermen crush Dyip, Elite stun Ginebra

A reminder at halftime. Two big runs in the third quarter. That was all it took for San Miguel Beer to show it was in a different talent level from Columbian Friday night. Knocking down a record-tying 23 triples, the Beermen reduced the Dyip to a pile of junk with a 143-119 victory in the PBA Governors' Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. After a defensively lackluster first half where they left themselves open to another upset, the Beermen came up firing in the third, outscoring the Dyip, 43-18, to put the game away. "That's the turning point," said coach Leo Austria of the third quarter. "At the half, I told them that we need to step up our defense." San Miguel manufactured ...Keep on reading: PBA: Beermen crush Dyip, Elite stun Ginebra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

MONTREAL: Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix region [...] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them. California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor. Source link: California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

By Agence-France Presse Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix […] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Duterte told: Don’t kill PH sugar industry

BACOLOD CITY --- Sugar industry stakeholders have called on President Rodrigo Duterte and his economic managers to junk plans to import sugar to stem inflation, saying it would cause the collapse of the sugar industry.   Representatives of sugar planters, labor and agrarian reform beneficiaries said at a news conference on Tuesday that retail prices of sugar had already dropped so there would be no reason to resort to importation to bring costs down.   Any importation, they said, would drive mill gate prices below actual costs.   Not inflationary   Jose Maria Montinola, chair of the Vicmico Planters Multipurpose Cooperative, asked the President...Keep on reading: Duterte told: Don’t kill PH sugar industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Chinese emperor’s apartments go on display in Athens

The private apartments of 18th-century Emperor Qianlong, one of the most renowned rulers in Chinese history, go on display in Athens Friday in a rare exhibition, organizers said. The exhibition at the Acropolis Museum will showcase over 150 works of art, ceremonial robes and furniture from the Qing emperor's private apartments in the Palace of Many Splendors at Beijing's Forbidden City, where he spent his youth as a prince, and wrote poetry. These include Qianlong's heated bed, his study, ritual dress, poetic texts, thrones, and theatrical costumes from private performances at the palace. "It is the largest Chinese exhibition ever hosted in Greece," Acropolis museu...Keep on reading: Chinese emperor’s apartments go on display in Athens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

The problem with plastics: stopping it at the source

AT A GLANCE Aside from government compliance with solid waste management laws, Greenpeace identifies corporate accountability as a roadblock to eliminating plastic waste. Corporations are working on developing alternatives to plastic and have programs to reuse old packaging after they’ve served their original purpose. Trying to live a zero-waste lifestyle is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘Yolanda-level’ preparations under way as typhoon nears

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is undertaking "Yolanda-level" preparations as Typhoon "Mangkhut" moved toward the northern part of the country. In Batanes province, village officials have been instructed to distribute ropes to households to be used to tie down roofs in preparation for strong winds. Each household is to get 10 meters of plastic rope. Mangkhut, to be named "Ompong" when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday afternoon, may not be as intense as Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan) but it continues to gather strength. Several provinces in northern Luzon, including Cagayan, Isabela, Apay...Keep on reading: ‘Yolanda-level’ preparations under way as typhoon nears.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – A supply ship towing a long floating boom designed to corral ocean plastic has set sail from San Francisco for a test run ahead of a trip to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Trillanes asks Makati court to junk DOJ s petition against him

Trillanes asks Makati court to junk DOJ s petition against him.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

This Week’s Milestones: Sept. 9 to 15

    Sept. 12, 2013   The use of Danish seine and modified Danish seine, destructive fishing methods practiced by local fishermen in Philippine waters, was banned through Fisheries Administrative Order No. 246 signed by then Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.   Danish seine, locally called "buli-buli," is a fishing gear consisting of a conical net with a pair of "wings" connected to a rope embedded with plastic strips, sinkers or other similar materials.   It is hauled through a mechanical winch or by manpower. Modified Danish seine is similar except that ropes pass through a ring permanently attached to a tom weight ("linggote"), wh...Keep on reading: This Week’s Milestones: Sept. 9 to 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

It’s time to scrap TRAIN 1 and 2

I feel it’s about time for the administration to junk the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program that the hare-brained congressmen in the House have rammed through Congress with TRAIN 1 already signed into law by President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018