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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

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

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

  SEATTLE --- Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.   Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday.   Seattle is believed to be the first major US city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities. The eco-conscious city has been an environmental leader in the US, working to aggressively curb the amount of trash that goes into landfills by requiring more option...Keep on reading: Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

400 e-waste containers abandoned at Thailand ports

BANGKOK --- About 400 cargo containers full of electronic waste, plastic scrap and discarded metal have been left unclaimed at Thailand's two major ports as authorities crack down on illegal e-waste handling. If they are not claimed within the next 15 days, the Customs Department will either dispose of them or send them back to their point of departure. Most of them come from the United States, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. "Importers have already failed to claim these containers within the 30-day timeframe but we will give them 15 more days," Customs Department spokesman Chaiyut Kumkun said yesterday. He said the next normal step would be to inform the export trans...Keep on reading: 400 e-waste containers abandoned at Thailand ports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

What the award-winning dead whale installation art says about the Philippines’ pollution problem

Photos of the grisly installation art depicting a dead whale with a mouth full of plastic waste went viral back in 2017 highlighting the need to address the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Southeast Asian Nations Grapple With Worsening Plastic Trash Crisis

Governments throughout Southeast Asia have launched a war on plastic waste.But most are still in the early stages of creating waste management strategies and passing laws needed to implement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Southeast Asian Nations Grapple With Worsening Plastic Trash Crisis

Governments throughout Southeast Asia have launched a war on plastic waste.But most are still in the early stages of creating waste management strategies and passing laws needed to implement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

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:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

World Environment Day: Let’s stop plastic pollution

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has urged the public to be more responsible in managing garbage since waste, particularly plastic, can be devastating for marine biodiversity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Plastic wasteland: Asia s ocean pollution crisis

THANH HOA, Vietnam – A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed  after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian "paradise" islands – grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia. About 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Next stop San Francisco as ‘longest swim’ embarks from Tokyo

Ben Lecomte dived into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, kicking off an epic quest to swim 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) from Tokyo to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters choking with plastic waste. Under sunny skies, the 51-year-old Frenchman slipped into cool and placid waters shortly after 09:00am (0000 GMT), in warm and pleasant conditions with a slight breeze. He will face giant waves, sharks and jellyfish, and will also swim through part of the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" in his attempt to be the first to accomplish the feat of swimming across the world's biggest ocean. "I'm very anxious to start right now," said the swimmer as he prepared to take to the waves. His son a...Keep on reading: Next stop San Francisco as ‘longest swim’ embarks from Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Multinationals are top plastic polluters in the Philippines – report

MANILA, Philippines – Six of the top 10 plastic polluters in 6 major cities in the Philippines are multinational brands, according to the latest waste and brand audit by environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) released on Friday, June 1. The groups revealed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds

The European Union proposed Monday a bloc-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds while urging the collection of most plastic drinks bottles by 2025. The set of proposals are part of a growing EU drive to rid the environment of plastic waste which has begun showing up in the food chain. "Plastic waste is undeniably a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem," EU First Vice President Frans Timmermans said. "Today's proposals will reduce single-use plastics on our supermarket shelves through a range of measures," Timmermans added. The proposals call for banning banning plastic cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws, drink...Keep on reading: EU proposes ban on plastic straws, cutlery, balloon sticks, cotton buds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Villar, Legarda seek end to plastic pollution

SENATORS Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda on Saturday joined calls to end plastic pollution which threaten the country’s wildlife and marine resources. The call to end plastic pollution is the theme for today’s Earth Day celebration. Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, deplored the effects of plastic waste leakages to [...] The post Villar, Legarda seek end to plastic pollution appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Sen. Cynthia Villar urges more measures to control plastic use

The government needs more measures to control the use and entry of plastic waste into the country’s waters, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Own up to global plastic crisis, firms told

COMPANIES producing and earning billions of dollars from their harmful products should take on the responsibility for the global plastic pollution. Thus said Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia-Pacific during the opening of the International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWCC) held in Bandung, Indonesia from March 5-7. The Alliansi Zero Waste Indonesia and GAIA… link: Own up to global plastic crisis, firms told.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Paradise lost

KUTA, Indonesia — Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from… Source link link: Paradise lost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Paradise lost

KUTA, Indonesia -- Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Bali declares garbage emergency amid sea of waste

KUTA, Indonesia – Bali's palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers, while surfers bobbing behind the waves dodge waste flushed out from rivers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Private Sector Urged to Help Prevent Plastic Waste Leakage

Private Sector Urged to Help Prevent Plastic Waste Leakage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 4th, 2017

Eco groups warn vs plastic waste burning

Eco groups warn vs plastic waste burning.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 8th, 2017