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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

Late FM’s grandson eyes ‘plastic-free’ Ilocos Norte

A grandson of late President Ferdinand E. Marcos wants a “plastic-free Ilocos Norte” to preserve the pristine environment of the province. Late FM’s grandson eyes ‘plastic-free’ Ilocos Norte LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — A grandson of late President Ferdinand E. Marcos wants a “plastic-free Ilocos Norte” to preserve the pristine environment of the province. Source link: Late FM’s grandson eyes ‘plastic-free’ Ilocos Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News19 hr. 22 min. ago

Judge denies bid to junk Kian slay case

The judge hearing the murder case against three Caloocan police officers for the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos denied the lawmen’s bid to dismiss the case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

8 fall in Ecija drug stings

CABANATUAN CITY -- Eight men, including three tricycle drivers, were nabbed by anti-narcotics policemen during separate operations in Nueva Ecija last Friday.In General Tinio town, arrested was Benito Manalo Jr., 28, alias Nonok, of Bgy. Rio Chico, who was caught red-handed while in possession of a plastic sachet containing shabu….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

LOOK: Gundam Build Divers anime features Villa Escudero resort

Image: Gundam Build Divers official website Popular anime 'Gundam Build Divers' featured a familiar Philippine resort in its most recent episode. Episode 15 of the Gundam plastic model-ce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

American Airlines to stop use of plastic straws, drink stirs

In this June 16, 2018 file photo, American Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Matteo Guidicelli shares steps in reducing plastic waste—even in his restaurant

Matteo Guidicelli shares steps in reducing plastic waste—even in his restaurant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Sardines for plastic garbage

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – Residents who can gather a sack of plastic garbage from the beach line of Baybay village here will be rewarded with sardines. This was the offer of former senator and interior and local government secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II to residents of Brgy. Baybay “I will offer two […] The post Sardines for plastic garbage appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Global coffee giant Starbucks announced Monday, July 9, it is to eliminate all plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020, becoming the latest corporate giant to take steps to combat pollution from disposable plastic. After months of tests, many of them carried out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

SEATTLE - Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. The company becomes the largest food and beverage compa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020

Starbucks has announced plans to phase out plastic straws by 2020 in stores around the world and replace them with an innovative lid design that cuts out the need for drinking straws altogether. The move is expected to eliminate the use of more than 1 billion straws a year. The coffee chain is the latest major player in the food industry to respond to the growing concern of single-use straws and their impact on the environment and marine life. In place of straws, iced drinks will be topped with a lid that features a teardrop-shaped opening about the size of a thumbprint, which provides a cleaner less ridged version of a hot cup lid. The design was created by R&D engineer...Keep on reading: Starbucks to ban plastic straws worldwide by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay – for now

Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay – for now.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Business booms for plastic giants as change beckons

PARIS — It’s the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers. Much to the chagrin of activists, an increasingly restrictive regulatory environment appears to have put little dent in the industry’s power so far. That is changing, however, and plastic… link: Business booms for plastic giants as change beckons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Business booms for plastic giants as change beckons

PARIS -- It’s the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Syrian girl born without legs gets new prosthetics in Turkey

ISTANBUL --- The 8-year-old Syrian girl, quietly crying in an Istanbul clinic, was overwhelmed by the new set of prosthetic legs she had just received and taken aback by the cameras pointed at her by journalists attending the fitting. Maya Meri has been in the spotlight since images of her plight hit social media last month. She was filmed in a camp for the displaced in Syria's northwestern Idlib province walking around on contraptions her father made from tuna cans, plastic tubes and fabric. "I thought of doing something that would protect her while on the ground from stones and other things, so I made these limbs for her," said her father, Mohammed. Maya was born without l...Keep on reading: Syrian girl born without legs gets new prosthetics in Turkey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

43 held in 20 anti-drug operations in Calabarzon

CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Bgy. Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna -- The Calabarzon police conducted 20 operations and netted 43 illegal drug violators last Saturday. Police identified those arrested as Daisy Langit of Bgy. Daang Amaya 2, Tanza for possession of three plastic sachets of shabu. She was caught selling….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Plastic business booming

It’s the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers. Much to the chagrin of activists, an increasingly restrictive regulatory environment appears to have put little dent in the industry’s power so far. That is changing, however, and plastic giants are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Makati presses plastic ban compliance

Total fines paid by some 70 errant establishments to the city amounted to P350,000. Makati Mayor Abby Binay today called on food and retail businesses in the city to comply with the citywide plastic ban and to use environment-friendly packaging and dining utensils. The mayor cited a report of the Department of Environmental Services (DES) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Makati food, retail firms warned vs plastic pollution

THE Makati city government yesterday warned all the food and retail businesses in the city to comply with the citywide plastic ban and use environment-friendly packaging and dining utensils or face closure. The warning was came directly to the office of Mayor Abby Binay who cited the report of the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Gatchalian s Plastic City up for face-lift into urban hub

The legal roadblocks to property giant Ayala Land's bid to redevelop the Gatchalian family's 60-hectare former plastics manufacturing hub in Valenzuela City into a new mixed-use urban com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018