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Nestle, Pure Oceans partner for plastic waste management

Food and beverage giant Nestlé Philippines has partnered with marine conservation social enterprise Pure Oceans for the management of plastic waste in coastal and island communities in Batangas......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 16th, 2020

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

Waste-to-cash program launched in Manila

The Plastic Credit Exchange (PCEx), the country’s first homegrown global non-profit plastic offset organization, has launched a waste-to-cash program that aims to cover 897 barangays in the city of Manila over the next three years. A statement showed that PCEx founder Nanette Medved-Po and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that targets to roll out the ‘Aling Tindera Waste-to-Cash’ program to 100 network partners over three years. The project, which will be done in partnership with the support of the PepsiCo Foundation, aims to incentivize women-owned sari-sari stores to become collection points for post-consumer plastic waste.It also wants to establish community infrastructure for the aggregating, storing, and efficient transport of plastic waste to partner processing facilities. ‘Aling Tinderas’ are women sari-sari store owners invited by the City of Manila to partake in this initiative. To jumpstart their new micro-enterprise, PCEx will provide each one with a purposefully designed 20-foot plastic wasre container, one manual baler donated by the PepsiCo Foundation, and starting capital. The Aling Tindera container will serve as an aggregation hub where any member of the community may sell post-consumer plastic by the kilogram. Through this project, bystanders will be empowered not only to depollute their environment, but make extra income. Meanwhile, using the manual baler, Aling Tindera compacts the plastics she buys into blocks that are easier to store and transport. Once she fills up her container, offset partners through PCEx purchase the lot from her and ensure they are processed using environmentally sound technologies. Together with SGV & Co.’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice, PCEx will perform compliance audits for both plastic footprint as well as the entire value chain of the offset operations, including the Aling Tindera plastic collection model. “We hope to expand our network of professional services firms and work with them to refine standards for verification to make sure that we are doing our part to make sure that no plastic winds up in nature,” said Medved-Po. For his part, Mayor Isko Domagoso said he chose to partner with PCEx because the Aling Tindera Program is “applicable, doable, and sustainable” and “malaking bagay ito for the environment”. “We are very grateful to [PCEx] as it will also generate some income for the community [and encourage] more sensible and responsible citizens to participate,” Domagoso further said. PepsiCo Corporate Affairs Head for the Philippines and Asia, Anne Marie Corominas also said that her organization “realizes no single organization or industry can solve the plastic waste challenge on their own”.“That is why we’re working with PCEx and communities in Manila through the Aling Tindera program to accelerate systemic change and meaningful progress through collaborative, holistic and sustainable solutions in the Philippines,” Corominas said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Solid waste management body urged to ban single-use plastic

"Single-use plastics should be on top of the list that the commission should have done 19 years ago.If the production and trade of hundreds of millions of single-use plastics are not banned, its collection is forever the sole responsibility of the municipality or city," Oceana said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Plastic ban sa QC hindi pa ipinatupad

NANANATILING suspendido ang pagpapatupad ng Single Use Plastics/Disposable Materials Ban Ordinance ng Quezon City. Sa inilabas na memorandum ng Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department ng QC government nakasaad na ipagpapatuloy ang hindi pagpapatupad ng plastic ban sa panahon ng Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. Hinikayat naman ng lungsod ang publiko na huwag itapon kundi muling […] The post Plastic ban sa QC hindi pa ipinatupad appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

Villar pabor na amyendahan ang Solid Waste Management Law

  Manila, Philippines – Pabor si Sen. Cynthia Villar na amyendahan ang 20-anyos na Republic Act 9003 o National Solid Waste Management Act. Sinabi ni Villar na kailangang isama sa batas ang Extended Producers’ Responsibility na nagsasabing ang mga manufacturer ng plastic ay kailangang maging responsable sa buong life cycle ng kanilang mga produkto. Sa […] The post Villar pabor na amyendahan ang Solid Waste Management Law appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Commentary: Evidence-based not reactive policies on waste management

As governments and companies alike go to new depths in searching for solutions and alternatives, the policy discourse in the Philippines has instead simply focused on plastic bans and more taxes. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019

Slovakia bans single-use plastics starting 2021

Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union fight to reduce marine pollution. The new law will make it illegal to sell plastic plates, cups, cutlery, drink stirrers, straws and cotton buds, among similar items. A total 72 lawmakers voted in favor of the waste management bill — 30 against […] The post Slovakia bans single-use plastics starting 2021 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

Talisay City to Strengthen The Use of Recycled Plastic

The city government of Talisay City will strengthen the use of recycled plastic materials. Councilor Fe Ylanan, Chairman on the Committee on Waste Management told Metro Cebu News (MCN) that they are trying to let the public know the importance of recycling. Ylanan said that they will create a “garbage bin net” that will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 20th, 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: adidas.com.ph/runfortheoceans. 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

Talisay City to Build A Waste Complex

Talisay City will modernize their waste disposal and management by building a waste complex. Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) office head Edwin Nierves said that the project is under Public-Private Partner (PPP). The Local Government Unit of Talisay will work with Cebu Solid Waste Management Incorporated as soon as everything is ready. Nierves explained that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Giant barriers keep waste out of the oceans

(Earth Beats) A startup designed a river barrier system to prevent plastic waste from going into the oceans......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Biocon brings most affordable insulin to PH

Biocon Biologics India Ltd., a fully integrated ‘pure play’ biosimilars company, is bringing its integrated diabetes management program to the Philippines to enable affordable access to quality insulins......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

COA flags Muntinlupa’s P2.931-B real property tax delinquency

Real property tax delinquencies in Muntinlupa City reaching P2.931 billion have alarmed the Commission on Audit (COA), prompting it to call for the immediate implementation of remedial measures to address the problem. While COA cited the city government for realizing P5.70 billion or 94 percent of its estimated income of P6.01 billion in 2019, the audit agency also expressed misgivings over the low collection of “non-tax revenues.”  COA disclosed that the shortfall for non-tax revenues has reached P371.37 million or 28.22 percent of the target “because measures and strategies to improve collection efficiency were not adopted.” The city government under Mayor Jaime Fresnedi also won praises from COA in its 2019 annual audit report that may have neutralized several adverse audit observations. “The city is continuously exercising good fiscal management by paying its various loans ahead of its maturity date while sustaining the needs of its constituency,” auditors said. COA also gave Muntinlupa City good reviews for social waste management, property insurance, implementation of the Special Education Fund and handling of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund. However, the state audit agency lamented the failure of the city government to reduce the realty  tax delinquency total of P2.931 billion. “The city could have generated additional income from Real Property Tax (RPT) had the realty tax delinquency of P2.931 billion been collected by implementing the remedies provided for under RA No. 7160,” COA said.          During the year in audit, the city government collected P1.106 billion in realty tax, the second biggest contributor to the total collection in 2019.             “However, the balance of receivables for RPT at the beginning of the year amounting to P1,155,467,846.06  plus the recorded receivables during the year of P1,382,286,828.08 or a total of P2,537,754,674.14 showed that the actual collection of P1,106,916,432.63 is only 43.62 percent of the total receivables,” the audit report revealed. During the year, a total P2,931,628,770.95, including penalties, was reported as tax delinquency for the nine barangays in Muntinupa. The highest amount of tax delinquency was registered in Alabang at P1.035 billion. The unpaid RPT includes the joint venture lots that are part of the joint venture agreement between government as owner and Filinvest Development Corporation as beneficiary for the development of the property. To reduce delinquency among property owners, COA asked the city government to apply sanctions provided under Republic Act No. 7160 “to deter delayed payment or non-payment of taxes.” Auditors said the non-tax revenue shortfall of P371.37 million can be substantially reduced if “measures and strategies to improve collection efficiency” were observed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Illegal Plastic Waste Takes Many Routes to Southeast Asia

Interpol, the international police organization, says that criminal organizations have been illegally shipping waste to Southeast Asia.According to an Interpol report published on August 28,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

DENR puts crushed dolomite boulders on Manila baywalk

  BY ELLALYN DE VERA-RUIZ   An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) clarified that crushed “dolomite boulders” and not the “white sand” will be used to fill the 500-meter stretch of the baywalk as part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation. DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Sarangani readies treatment facility for Covid-19, hospital waste

ALABEL, Sarangani, Sept. 3 - The emerging need for the safe management of healthcare waste especially during this COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Sarangani officials to prepare for the operation of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

Behind the Scenes: The Heroes of ABS-CBN Sports

While the general public sees or hears the finished product on-air or online, most do not witness or appreciate those who worked tirelessly behind the scenes at ABS-CBN Sports. There’s an African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it took almost exactly that to make ABS-CBN Sports work. As we commemorate National Heroes Day in the country on the final day of ABS-CBN Sports, it is only fitting to acknowledge and thank those behind-the-scenes heroes who have been part of the amazing journey (DISCLAIMER: I may have left out some names, but it is purely unintentional so my apologies). Thank you, first and foremost, to our Chairman Emeritus Gabby Lopez, whose passion and love for sports led to the initiative that is ABS-CBN Sports. Thank you to our former President and CEO, Charo Santos-Concio, our current President and CEO, Carlo Katigbak, a true tennis fan, and our Chairman Mark Lopez, who showed us composure, class and grace as leaders.  Thank you to our beloved COO, Cory Vidanes, who allowed ABS-CBN Sports to reach a broader audience when it aired special events on Channel 2 as well as feature athletes and sports personalities on entertainment programs.   Thank you to the voice of ABS-CBN and former ABS-CBN Sports head, Peter Musngi, for leading the division during its early years. Thank you to Narrowcast head, Antonio “March” Ventosa, as well as his executive assistant, Trina Magallanes, for helping us navigate during the transtition period of ABS-CBN Sports.   Thank you to the captain of our ship, ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head, Dino Laurena, who inspired us to work harder and better to serve our audience.  Thank you to Sir Dino’s gatekeeper, his executive assistant, Donna Seat, who was our bridge whenever we needed to reach out to the boss. Thank you to S+A channel head and production head, Vince Rodriguez, LIGA channel head, Jojo Neri-Estacio and Business Unit Head, Jun Martinez. They were our constant guides who enabled us to provide quality content on broadcast despite immense internal and external pressure.  Thank you to the people who made sure we never went beyond our budget and reached our targets – our Finance team made up of Berg Capiz, Jem Castro and Lorna Gendrano. Thank you to our S+A On-Air team of Rommel Noviza, Janice Rulloda, Princess Basye, Biboy Diga, Mark Marinay, Arnold Saclolo, Borge Raval and Hans Espiritu as well as our Liga Channel team of  Anna Santos, Francis Patawaran, Aprille Signo and Joramie Roque, for ensuring everything airs on time.  Thank you to our Digital Head, Mico Halili, for his innovative and fresh ideas on the digitial space.   Thank you to the men and women who made our broadcast coverage as close to flawless – our Production Manager, Jennifer Jimenez, our directors, which include THE Abet Ramos, Al Neri, Raul de Ocampo and Rommel Pedrealba, and our technical directors made up of Elmond Salvahan, Jhonnald Garcia, Marvin Chavez, Bingbong Pangan, Arnold Bulaong and Joseph Vega. Thank you to the men and women who made sure our partner properties were happy with our coverage, and that everything was in place for each and every game or show we put out there – our Executive and Associate Producers Vic Caridad, Malou Neri, Ada Bayuga, Diana Sayson, Oxy del Rosario, Mae Mañalac, Aries Galot, Apples Dela Vega, Kristina Manzana, Roy Briones, Ledz Cahinhinan, JC Gonzales, Gab Gonzales and Manny Gabutina.  Thank you to those who crafted and produced memorable segments – our segment producers Eva Evangelista, Carlo Grajo, Cha Lucero, Mark Morados, Jeff Sta. Maria, Jet Montebon, Sharon Muli, Alex Brocoy, Mika Barrios, Bill Barrinuevo and Volta delos Santos as well as our video editors Pido Cruz and Fonz Fajatin. Thank you to those who put the right words into play – our writers Monica Magpantay, Paul Loyola, Jigs Guardiano, Adrian Dy, Sheiden Dela Cruz, Ken Natividad, Syjin Reyes and Migs Gomez. Thank you to those who gave the right cues to our anchors, analysts and courtside reporters – our panel director Larry "Care Mo Naman" Deang, our floor directors Miky "Gandara" Mirabueno, Lyanne Ocampo-Tan and Fritz Dizon. Thank you to the people who made sure that the right moments were captured – our Camera Control Unit made up of George Austria, Joel Supremo and Edgar Guarte, our Cameramen Lloyd Villamor, Rovic Pacis, Gerald "Superman" Fermin, Ron Fermin, Ronald Mangcoy, Michael Pico, Emman Andes, Butch Pineda and Mark Nicolas. Thank you to those who made sure we heard the sounds and voices loud and clear – our audio engineers Elias Javier, Ramil Ciruano, Albert Agbay, Jancel Abobo as well as our audiomen Joseph Nicolas and Ameng Atienza. Thank you to the guys who allowed us to get another look at the action – our EVS/Slomo Operators Joejay Abarquez, Raymond Biojon and Dido Batallion and VTR men Christian Abarquez, Kenneth Abarquez and Oliver Sañez. Thank you to the people responsible for making things more visible on our screens –our Electrician/Lighting Directors Alvin Saavedra and Jorge Paraon and our lightman Calvin Liong. Thank you to those who create those cool graphics and effects that catch our attention during games and shows - our Graphic Artists/Operators Jam Memdoza, Denice Ylagan, Erol Corpuz, Sara Concepcion, Jeff Jugueta and Kevin Camero. Thank you to the team who put the little things in order – our set-up assistants Jerald Testor, Ivan Castillo, Ferdie Mangaong, Remus Taniengra, Daniel Dimaculangan, Eduardo Dacumos, Ryan Ancheta, Allan Porsioncula, Laurence Sosa, Illac Alvarez, Benjo Asiatico, Manny Cajayon, Lepoldo Bofill, Victor Taniegra, Caleb Bautista, Jeremiah Mallari and Bennett Cabus. Thank you to the guys who provided the correct statistics and graphics – our panel scorers/GFX feeders Rico Bayuga, Ronaldo Serrano, Arvin Estabillo and Gilbert Serrano. Thank you to those who made our on-cam talents look good – our makeup artists Mylyn Concepcion, Nina Concepcion, Estrella Besabe, Norma Calubaquib and Nizel Reduta and our stylist Lyle Foz. Thank you to those who were always ready to lend a helping hand – our production assistants, Lian Salango, Pau Hiwatig, Helen Trinidad, Riri Gayoma, Jade Asuncion and Lovely Dela Cruz. Thank you for the imagination and artistry of our Creative Communications Management (CCM) team composed of Elirose Borja, Jerome Clavio, Djoanna San Jose, Lara Mae Allardo, Robin Lorete, Cristy Linga, Christopher Eli Sabat, Archimedes Asis (the voice of S+A), Jan Dormyl Espinosa, Aila Onagan and Nyro Mendoza. They say that advertising is the lifeblood of media and that we wouldn’t be able to deliver high-quality content if not for advertisers brought in our by our Sports Sales team, so thank you to our Sports Sales Heads Jojo Garcia, Nicole Moro and Ken Ti, along with our account executives Tin Saw, Annalyn Herrera, Trina Vallarta, Joey Tang, Karlo Miguel, Paul Sembrana, Mike Tan, Ray Del Castillo, and Jason Gaffud. Thank you to those who constantly pitched ideas and presented to clients on our behalf, our Business Development Executive, Tonyo Silva, and our Sports Marketing team made up of Thirdy Aquino, Maui Tang, Jason Roberto, Danica Jose, Lala Cruz and Hanz Trajano. Thank you to the people who looked out for the wellfare and concerns of our division members – our Human Resources squad made up of Arvin Crisol, James Lee, Anika Gregorio and Donna Yabut. Social media has been a game changer and enabled people to relive key moments in sports events, so thank you to our social media team made up of Jon Rodriguez, Alvin Laqui, Danine Cruz, Aia del Mundo, Melvin Rodas, Clev Mayuga, Migs Flores and Lloydie Moreno. We would also like to give special thanks to our former bosses and colleagues who have moved on from this world, Rolly V. Cruz, Danilo A. Bernardo, George G. Padolina, Marco Franco, Gerald Gicana, Rhodora "Dhanda" Panganiban, Vernie Calimlim and Erwin Evangelista.  Lastly, I personally want to thank the website content team made up of sub-section editors Santino Honasan, Mark “Mr. Volleyball” Escarlote, Norman Benjamin Lee Riego (Yes, it has to be his complete name) and Paul Lintag, former sub-section editor Milan Ordonez, former writer Philip Matel, videographers Nigel Velasquez, Rocio Avelino and Steph Toben, photographers Arvin Lim, Richard Esguerra and Joshua Albelda, former NBA Philippines website managing editor Adrian Dy, contributing writers Anton Roxas, Marco Benitez, “Doc Volleyball” AJ Pareja, Migs Bustos, Mikee “Diliman Legend” Reyes and Ceej Tantengco. While our journey in telling these stories with ABS-CBN Sports will abruptly come to a halt, it has been an honor and a pleasure serving the Filipino sports fans worldwide. We may no longer be around as an organization, but the great athletes will keep playing and inspiring and the games will continue. And so, with a sense of immense gratitude, we say: Maraming Salamat Kapamilya! Hanggang sa muli! --- Lorenzo Z. Manguiat has been the Editor-in-Chief of sports.abs-cbn.com since 2014 and Sports News Desk Head since 2015. He started as game writer for ABS-CBN Sports in 2000 and served in various other capacities within ABS-CBN. He is among the thousands of employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Nestl& eacute; teams up with Plastic Credit Exchange

Food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé Philippines signed an agreement with Plastic Credit Exchange to collect soft plastic waste from Baseco in Tondo, Manila, Payatas in Quezon City, and Rodriguez in Rizal province......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

DENR TODO-SUPORTA SA ALING TINDERA PROGRAM PARA SA MANILA BAY

BUHOS ang buong suporta ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa programang “Aling Tindera” na nagbibigay ng insentibo sa pangongolekta ng mga nagamit na plastic sachets na napupunta sa Manila Bay. “This residual waste recovery program is very timely as it augments government efforts to rehabilitate Manila Bay amid the pandemic where the […] The post DENR TODO-SUPORTA SA ALING TINDERA PROGRAM PARA SA MANILA BAY appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

Lockdown litter : Can hospitals, homes reduce plastic use amid COVID-19 crisis?

While others fear the pandemic could lead to an even larger environmental calamity in the future, Paeng Lopez, a campaigner at non-profit Health Care Without Harm, believes the health crisis “does not necessarily have to make things worse for us” in terms of managing healthcare waste. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2020