'2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

MANILA, Philippines – How can we, as a community, reduce plastic waste? This was one of the problems posed to the speakers and the audience at the 2019 Social Good Summit: #2030Now #InsightforImpact at the De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila on on Saturday, September 21. In one ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 21st, 2019

'2030Now: Refilling stations emerge as best solution to plastic pollution

MANILA, Philippines – Turning sari-sari stores into refilling stations to cut down sachet use in the Philippines won as the best solution to the country’s plastic problem during the 2019 Social Good Summit: #2030Now #InsightForImpact. Participants Fiona Fajardo Hernandez, Nana Luz, Princess Nepomuceno, and Anthony Cabatuando represented ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Join the movement against marine plastic pollution!

On June 8, 2019, adidas Philippines and Parley For The Oceans celebrated World Oceans Day as it launched the new FW19 adidas x Parley collection and Run For The Oceans 2019 campaign. adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans 2019 was held at Air Juan Seaplane Terminal in Pasay City. The adidas community ran for the oceans in a 3 kilometer plog. The plogging session, which is a Scandinavian trend for picking up litter while jogging, was followed by a refreshing yoga class and informative talks on the environment by organizations The Plastic Solution and Kids For Kids. Kids for Kids— a non-profit organization solely run by kids, for kids in need— and The Plastic Solution— a movement of repurposing plastic bottles by stuffing the bottles with non-biodegradable wastes— were present to help raise awareness on the marine plastic pollution problem and the ways people can do their part in helping solve this. The Plastic Solution conducted a demonstration on eco brick making while Kids For Kids shared simple ways we can try to practice living sustainably— such as supporting local projects like Retaso PH, an initiative that uses textile waste to create an alternative to plastic bags. The event aimed to educate guests on the threat of marine plastic pollution through informative product displays and activities that would engage more people to join the movement of running for the oceans. There was an artwork installation made out of plastic bottles and guests got to explore an educational area where they learned the entire process of adidas Parley products, as well as how the Parley Ocean School Program works. adidas also introduced the new Alphabounce+ Parley which is available for Php5,300 online and in adidas stores. Alphabounce+ Parley delivers better performance for a better planet since it’s made from plastic spun into yarn and designed to give runners maximum support and comfort. adidas and Parley have intercepted vast amounts of plastic waste from marine environments and coastal communities, turning Ocean Plastic® into sportswear since 2015. “We're excited to celebrate Run For The Oceans this year since it's a great way to educate kids on the gravity of the marine plastic pollution problem and how their actions affect in creating a long-term sustainable impact,” said Jen Dacasin, adidas Brand Communication and Sports Manager. The campaign this year aims to unite more runners to lace up and Run For The Oceans in order to reach its increased goal of $1.5 million, which will be donated to the Parley Ocean School Program. To join the movement and Run For The Oceans between June 8 and 16, runners worldwide can sign up and track their runs by joining the Run For The Oceans challenge on the Runtastic app. To find out more about Run For the Oceans, visit: Follow the conversation at @adidasrunning on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and using #RunForTheOceans. Redefine running with adidas Runners Manila in its free running and training sessions every week. Join the adidas Runners Manila Facebook group for more updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Oman to ban single-use plastic bags starting 2021

MUSCAT, Oman – Oman will ban single-use plastic bags starting next year as part of efforts to reduce pollution and protect the environment, Muscat announced on Sunday, March 15.  Located in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman stands out among its Gulf neighbours for its exceptional natural mountainous landscapes and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

A viable solution for plastics problem

  OVER 30 bills have been filed in Congress to address the worldwide problem of plastic wastes which are now accumulating in landfills and in the oceans, polluting the environment, adding inexorably to the volume of plastic wastes that will not degrade for over 450 years, threatening sea life and ultimately human life. The Philippines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

President zooms in on bay pollution problem

  SHORTLY after he was handed the job of cleaning up Manila Bay, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it would take at least 10 years to do it. He had just accomplished the cleaning up of Boracay after six months, but he saw the problem in Manila […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

Gov’t acts on plastic pollution problem

  THE Philippine government is moving to take official action on the worldwide problem of plastic pollution. At the cabinet meeting last week, President Duterte cited the problem of plastic garbage being dumped in the world’s oceans, there to accumulate and remain unchanged for the next 450 years, posing a danger to whales and other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Certify bill banning single-use plastics as priority, Greenpeace tells Duterte

Avoiding the manufacture of single-use plastics, according to Greenpeace, is the solution to the country’s plastic pollution problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

Finally, action on world plastic problem

  THE whole world, including our own Philippine government, has finally come to grips with the worldwide problem of plastic pollution – millions of tons of plastic wastes filling our lands and our oceans yearly, there to lie and accumulate for hundreds of years, because most plastics are non-biodegradable. Bits of plastic have ended in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

TURNING POINT: Securing Safe and Clean Air

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/28 June) – A clean and balanced environment is a sine qua non in development. Securing the people from the hazards and ill effects of air pollution is a primary government responsibility. Generally a trans-boundary problem, even within a country, air pollution needs therefore to be addressed nationwide. Laws concerning carbon emission, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 28th, 2019

Greenpeace sounds alarm over plastic pollution in UK rivers

LONDON, United Kingdom – Greenpeace on Wednesday, June 19, raised the alarm over microplastics in rivers after finding the pollutant in all the rivers it tested in Britain, calling it a "problem of enormous complexity". "We ignore this problem at our peril," warned David Santillo, senior scientist with the Greenpeace Research ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Environment Groups Conduct Earth Day Cleanup Drive

Armed with garden gloves and rice sacks, more than 70 volunteers from Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur teamed up to save the planet during the Earth Day cleanup drive on April 21 in the towns of Badoc in Ilocos Norte and Sinait in Ilocos Sur. The Movement Against Plastic Pollution (MAPP) – Ilocos Norte, an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

How to Feel Good About Your Daily Commute

Many of us spend countless hours in our cars, shuttling to and from work, running errands, dropping the kids off at school and activities and everything in between. All this driving can have a serious impact on the environment, but being mindful about your commute can minimize pollution and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2020

DENR urged to act on poor air quality

Representatives from communities affected by air pollution gathered last week in front of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources office in Quezon City to protest the DENR’s alleged inaction on a report about poor and unhealthy air quality in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Parkmall lines up exciting green activities this March

For about 9 years, Parkmall, the number one community mall in Cebu, has been raising awareness about the environment by participating in the annual Earth Hour activities, among others. This year is no exception for Parkmall. This year, Parkmall took the initiative to eliminate single-use plastic inside its mall as a sign of joining the […] The post Parkmall lines up exciting green activities this March appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Dad to push regulation of single-use plastics in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 March) – Second District Councilor Diosdado Mahipus, Jr. has vowed to sponsor an ordinance regulating the sale and use of single-use plastic (SUP) products here. The chair of the city council’s environment committee said he is just finishing the consultations with the different stakeholders for his proposed measure. Mahipus, a […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

Quezon City opens condiment refilling station

The Quezon City government has opened its first condiment refilling station to help address plastic pollution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

DavNor wants national law to ban Single-Use Plastics

DAVAO DEL NORTE (PIA) - Creating a national law that would ban single-use plastic is needed on top of a provincial memo circular, the Department head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

Parañaque to ban single-use plastic this June

The local government of Parañaque is set to ban single-use plastic in June 2020, its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) announced yesterday. Through City Ordinance 18-40, plastic used for all dry goods, plastic bags, straws, spoons and forks, cups and stirrers will be prohibited in the city. The government will also forbid the […] The post Parañaque to ban single-use plastic this June appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

Green groups criticize half-baked single-use plastic ban in gov t offices

Environment groups criticized the resolution, saying the approach to prevent single-use and throw-away packaging is missing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

DENR: Garbage solution is a concerted effort

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) of Pangasinan emphasized that any solution proposed to a garbage problem would be best realized throug.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020