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Transforming plastic waste into paving stones

(Impact Journalism Day) Established by a young student from Morocco, Zelij manufactures pavers made from discarded plastic, cement and mixed sand......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order

BACOLOD City – A week after launching a Plastic Holiday in the municipality of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, an official observed positive response from the people. Binalbagan Solid Waste Action Officer Omar Angelo Rivera said stall owners have expressed approval of the move as they can still earn by selling plastic alternative packagings such as net […] The post Residents support ‘No Plastic’ order appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Students address problematic waterways

Manila, one of the densest cities in the country, is considered to be a top contributor to ocean plastic waste, as urban waterways have been transformed into residential areas for informal settlers and dump sites. Twelve young innovators from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts Architecture Program (SDAAR) decided […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Metal straws battle the plastic

Not antiplastic, just antiexcessive waste. Thats one way to describe the advocacy behind Sip PH, the local social enterprise that champions waste management solutions for the people and the planet by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines

Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines NPR A young island man came to Manila for college and found a morass of plastic waste. Now he's found ways for Manila's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

A Crusade In The Philippines Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste : Goats and Soda

A Crusade In The Philippines Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste : Goats and Soda NPR Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Phil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Fiesta banderitas contradicts bay cleanup

The single-use plastic banderitas adorning the streets of Tondo in celebration of the feast of Santo Niño on Sunday are not in sync with the government’s plan to clean up Manila and rehabilitate the highly polluted Manila Bay. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watch group, made this observation after visiting last Wednesday and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Plastics, consumer goods makers in $1.5 billion pledge to rein in waste

FRANKFURT — Global companies including BASF, DowDuPont, Procter & Gamble and SABIC have formed an alliance to fight plastic waste, pledging to spend $1.5 billion over the next five years. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), unveiled by its 28 founding companies on Wednesday, convened amid reports of a worsening environmental crisis from about 8 […] The post Plastics, consumer goods makers in $1.5 billion pledge to rein in waste appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

DENR urged to stop influx of plastic waste imports

An environmental watch group on Tuesday called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to ban plastic waste importation as a means to prevent dumping and pollution in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Old plastic wrappers discovered in closed landfill spark concern

Concerns about plastic waste re-emerged when a social media user found out that wrappers of food and basic household necessities remain physically intact years after they were disposed of in a now-closed landfill. Facebook user Rory Caguimbal narrated that he and his colleague conducted a “waste characterization study in one of the closed dumpsite or […] The post Old plastic wrappers discovered in closed landfill spark concern appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Volume of Baguio plastic wastes down 1 year after ban

BAGUIO, Philippines – Baguio’s anti-plastic ordinance, which was fully implemented in late 2018, has already had a tremendous impact, the City General Services Office (GSO) reported.  According to GSO chief Eugene Buyucan, the volume of plastic in the city’s waste went down by a third.     Buyucan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

How to solve Asia’s waste crisis

IF there’s one item that epitomizes our modern world, it’s plastic. It’s easy to make and use but does untold damage, especially in Asia where rivers, lakes and oceans are literally choking on it......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

How to solve the waste plastic problem one ‘ecobrick’ at a time

A BULACAN-based company is using waste plastic laminates or sachets to produce “ecobricks,” which are touted as a solution to the solid waste problem and a “green” alternative to hollow blocks......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

The Last (Plastic) Straw

Plastics accumulating in our oceans is one of the greatest environmental challenges that the world faces today. Every year, millions of pounds of plastic waste flow into the oceans from the coastal region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

New fashion collection aims to reduce plastic pollution

The new collection is reportedly made with Econyl products or from regenerated nylon waste, including fishing nets......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness

    SAN FRANCISCO --- Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.   The Monterey Bay Aquarium said Friday a blue whale can weigh 300,000 pounds (136,000 kilograms) --- about the amount of plastic scientists say enters the ocean every nine minutes.   A 2015 study by Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia, found 9 million tons (8 million metric tons) of plastic waste enter the ocean annually.   The sculpture created from plastic wat...Keep on reading: Life-sized plastic whale to raise ocean pollution awareness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance

By: Adrian S. Camposagrado ESTABLISHMENT owners, student councils, and organizations agree to the proposed prohibition of plastic drinking straws. John Michael Suelo, Central Philippine University Republic president said, “This policy is important. As much as we want to eliminate, or somehow reduce our solid waste, banning plastic straws is one way to help save the environment.” […] The post Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Holcim to Help Tackle Philippine Plastic Pollution Challenge

Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. plans to be a stronger partner in addressing the country’s plastic waste challenges by using more such materials as alternative fuel in cement production. A recent report released by the United Nations Environment Programme showed that the Philippines along with China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam accounts for more than […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 30th, 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

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

QC launches Waste Market program

THE Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) launched a new recycling campaign to combat the use of single-use plastics at the city hall compound, dubbed as Waste Market Program. City hall employees and nearby residents can trade a kilo of single-use plastic bottles to a reusable water bottle at the Materials Recovery… link: QC launches Waste Market program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018