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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

US diplomat to American firms: Invest in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim urged American companies to pour investments in Mindanao to help the island bolster its growth. During a press conference at the Seda Abreeza Hotel in Davao City on Tuesday, Kim assured the Philippine government of the US government’s support […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

Belmont Hotel Boracay at Boracay Newcoast soon to open

A haven of white sands and crystal-clear waters After six months of rehabilitation in 2018, the Philippines’ most famous tourist destination is once again open to the world. The pristine beauty of the white sands and crystal-clear waters of Boracay Island has been restored, and now the area is expected to reclaim its throne as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

G20 agrees marine plastic pollution deal

TOKYO, Japan – The Group of 20 major economies said they agreed a deal to reduce plastic waste that is choking the seas at a meeting in Japan on Sunday, June 16.  Under the agreement, G20 member countries committed to reducing plastic waste but gave little detail on how that would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 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

Perilous plastic

“To be honest, as a dad, it’s tough trying to explain this to my kids. How do you explain dead whales washing up on beaches around the world, their stomachs jam-packed with plastic bags?”  This dad is no ordinary dad. He is Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He is referring to the plastic waste, which […] The post Perilous plastic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Plastic recycling program inilunsad ng Valenzuela City

INILUNSAD ng Valenzuela City Go­vernment ang “May Balik sa Plastik” na kauna-unahang citywide residual waste collection program na naglalayong mag-recycle at mabawasan ang mga basurang plastik at mga karton na nakaimbak sa Valenzuela landfill.The post Plastic recycling program inilunsad ng Valenzuela City appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Asia-Pacific Healthy Islands 2018. DC. 25 July 2018

  Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE ASIA-PACIFIC HEALTHY ISLANDS CONFERENCE 2018: NETWORKING FOR RESILIENT ISLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS [Delivered at The Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City |25 July 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Health Secretary Francisco Duque; Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Radisson Blu Cebu Wins Online Awards

CEBU (6 June 2019) – Radisson Blu Cebu receives honors from online travel booking portals for its exemplary performance in delivering guest satisfaction. Hotels.com, the US-based booking company with 85 websites in 34 languages covering over 325,000 hotels, presented the premier business hotel with the Loved by Guests Award by Hotels.com for garnering an average […] The post Radisson Blu Cebu Wins Online Awards appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Coca-Cola Philippines lays out sustainability map

MANILA, Philippines – Beverage maker Coca-Cola Philippines has laid out a plan to address plastic waste pollution in the country through a roadmap that seeks to reduce the company's waste generation while aiding communities.  Unveiled on Tuesday, June 11, Coca-Cola's roadmap showed that the company is eyeing to have all ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit. On May 28, 2019, Malaysia’s environment minister announced that the country was sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin , including the United States, Canada, Australia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls

A high school in Negros Occidental is taking steps to reduce its plastic waste with reusable and locally sourced materials. The Wala Usik (zero waste) canteen in Bulata National High School in Cauayan, Negros Occidental, opened the school year with “biodegradable, indigenous and reusable” materials, according to a statement on June 5 by Sea Waste Education to […] The post Negros high school canteen goes zero waste with bamboo mugs, coconut shell bowls appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Humans consume tens of thousands of plastic pieces each year

PARIS, France – Humans eat and breathe in tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year, according to a new analysis Wednesday, June 5, that raised fresh questions over how plastic waste could directly impact our health. Microplastics – tiny plastic shards broken down from man-made products ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Legarda on Ocean’s Month: Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution

In celebration of the “Month of Ocean” this May, Senator Loren Legarda called on national and local leaders and citizens to help save our oceans from plastic pollution by implementing and educating ecological solid waste management practices within households and communities. Legarda said that the Month of Ocean is annually celebrated during the month of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 31st, 2019

Co, Mighty 5 Forum guests

Cage great Fortunato ‘Atoy’ Co and the Mighty Sports team bound for the coming Jones Cup are appearing at the Amelie Hotel-Manila in an all-basketball session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Palace: Philippines not other countries’ dumping ground

The Philippines is not a dumping ground of Canada or any other country, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday, after authorities seized mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong recently......»»

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

Sunshine, pinapak ng surot sa Taiwan

NATAKOT din naman ang aktres na si Sunshine Cruz na baka may madala pa silang surot sa kanyang bahay, matapos magbakasyon sa Taiwan at nag-check in sa isang hotel na maraming surot at papakin habang nagbabakasyon. Walang nagawa si Sunshine kundi magreklamo laban doon sa Papa Whale Hotel, na siyempre pinaniwalaan nilang isang five star establishment dahil bakit naman ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

PSL officials, players grace PSA Forum

Officials of the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) and reigning back-to-back Grand Prix champion Petron are coming over as guests in an all-volleyball session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum today at the Amelie Hotel-Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019