Plastic wastes threaten environment, Villar warns

The overwhelming volume of plastic wastes has remained  a major environmental problem, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJun 6th, 2021

Environment group says big firms have done nothing substantial to address plastic waste at source

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 September) —  Big corporations and manufacturers have done nothing substantial to reduce plastic wastes at source, Davao City-based Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability (IDIS) said. Lawyer Mark Peñalver, IDIS Executive Director, said this after volunteers recovered 1,159 of assorted wastes, mostly polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, sando bags, soiled diapers, sanitary pads, face masks, plastic […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2022

Senator Villar Urges Aid for Residents Affected by Oriental Mindoro Oil Spill

Senator Cynthia Villar has urged for aid to be given to residents who have been impacted by the oil spill caused by the sinking of MT Empress Princess off the coast of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro on February 28. Villar, who presides over the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change, stated during a hearing […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2023

Villar dismayado sa reputasyon ng PH bilang marine polluters; tulong hirit sa Navy

MANILA, Philippines – Dismayado si Senador Cynthia Villar sa reputasyon ng Pilipinas bilang isa sa pangunahing marine polluters sa buong mundo kaya’t hiniling nito sa Philippine Navy na tumulong sa paglilinis ng karagatan. Sa pahayag, sinabi ni Villar,  chairperson ng Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, na ang ating bansa ang isa sa pinakamalaking […] The post Villar dismayado sa reputasyon ng PH bilang marine polluters; tulong hirit sa Navy appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2023

Worsening garbage problem

The World Bank last year released a report on its assessment of the solid waste management plans as well as the collection, recycling and disposal conditions of the 17 local government units of Metro Manila to determine the gaps and barriers hindering the effective implementation of RA 9003, in particular the recovery and recycling of plastic wastes......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2023

PRA blocking green projects – Villar  

The Philippine Reclamation Authority has been acting contrary to public interest and welfare in consistently blocking projects that tend to protect the environment and promote tourism in Metro Manila, Sen. Cynthia Villar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2022

Republic Cement, Pure Oceans team up to divert marine plastic waste

Republic Cement, through ecoloop, its official resource recovery group, partnered with Pure Oceans in diverting non-recyclable and single-use plastic wastes collected from coastal waters and shores to a more viable and sustainable disposal method called cement kiln co-processing......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2022

Getting rid of plastic wastes

The Philippines, regarded as one of the top plastic polluting countries in the world to date, needs to carefully evaluate its evolving laws and regulations dealing with plastic use and recycling......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2022

20 tons of coastal garbage collected in Lapu-Lapu coastal cleanup

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Close to 20 tons of garbage were collected during the International Coastal Cleanup held in Lapu-Lapu City on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Jocelyn Abayan, environmental management specialist of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) said that among the garbage that they collected were food wrappers and pouches, plastic bottles, […] The post 20 tons of coastal garbage collected in Lapu-Lapu coastal cleanup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2022

Villar thanks DENR for Manila Bay-ani Award

MANILA - Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday thanked Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for choosing her and son, Senator-elect Mark Villar, as among the recipients of the "Manila Bay-ani Award" in a ceremony at Diamond Hotel in Manila on Tuesday."Maraming salamat sa DENR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2022

Year one of plastic neutrality: Nestlé Philippines recovers 27,000 tons of waste

Since August 2020, the company has collected, co-processed and diverted from the environment over 27,000 metric tons of plastic waste, slightly above the volume of used plastic in the packaging that it has put out in the market over the past year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Pandemic generates 280 tons of medical waste daily – DENR

Pandemic times have resulted in the accumulation of an estimated 280 metric tons of medical wastes every day, posing a new problem for the country, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Ayala businesses recovering but warns of new challenges

Ayala Corp. president and CEO Fernando Zobel de Ayala said the business environment is recovering but increasing infections due to the Delta variant are presenting new challenges......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Plastic wastes in exchange for bigas – Andi Eigenmann

CEBU CITY, Philippines—For a couple of clean and dry plastic wastes the Happy Islanders fam got six kilos of rice in exchange. Andi Eigenmann is living her best life in Siargao with her kids and fiancè Philmar Alipayo by trying their best to be eco-friendly. This time the actress shared on her Instagram stories, Saturday, […] The post Plastic wastes in exchange for bigas – Andi Eigenmann appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2021

Chemicals in plastic wastes contaminate food chain – study

Burning and improper disposal of plastic wastes lead to contamination of the food chain, especially in developing countries like the Philippines, a global study showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2021

Plastic fiesta decor at odds with bishops stance for environment, Quiapo Church reminded

“The use of throw-away fiesta buntings is not in tune with the call for ecological conversion made by the Catholic bishops in the midst of climate emergency facing our nation and planet Earth,” Jove Benosa, zero waste campaigner at the EcoWaste Coalition also said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Smart & ldquo;Green& rdquo; Production is future of Taiwan& rsquo;s Smart Plastic & Rubber Machinery

As a nation whose industries are fully focused on production efficiency and smart technologies, count Taiwan to be more aware of protecting Mother Earth by promoting environment-friendly manufacturing processes.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Colgate-Palmolive, Green Antz team up for plastic waste management

Colgate-Palmolive Philippines has teamed up with Green Antz Builders to divert plastic waste from the environment with their Closed Loop Plastic Waste Management Program in partnership with five local government units and 62 schools in Bulacan......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2021

DENR raises alarm over healthcare waste in ocean

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has called on local government units to strictly implement the proper handling of pandemic-related wastes following the discovery of single-use face masks entangled in the coral reefs of Anilao, Batangas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Mondelez unveils strategy to collect 40 million tons of wastes

Mondelez Philippines joined hands with The Plastic Flamingo (The Plaf), a global social enterprise that seeks to reduce oceanic waste and marine pollutants, in the retrieval of plastic wastes to transform them into useful pieces that will benefit people and communities......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

EDC taps French firm to transform plastic wastes into housing materials

Geothermal power producer Energy Development Corp. said Friday it teamed up with Plastic Flamingo of France for its plastic-to-shelter project as part of its mission to achieve a regenerative and decarbonized future......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021