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2ND LIFE: REPURPOSING PLASTIC FOR THE EARTH

Pollution is considered a global crisis. Around 22,000 tons of mismanaged waste makes its way into the ocean daily, with the Philippines contributing 7,400 tons. It was also reported by the World Wide Fund (WWF) in 2018 that most of the plastic waste from the Philippines end up in the ocean and that it comes […]

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Politics

TARANGNAN BARTERS PLASTIC WASTE FOR RICE – TAN

The local government units of Tarangnan, Samar, and Carigara, Leyte are encouraging their respective residents to participate in a program to collect solid waste and have these exchanged for food items. In Tarangnan town, Mayor Arnel Tan said that residents are entitled to 2 kilograms of rice and several canned goods for every kilo of shredded […]

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Government

‘ALING TINDERA’ PROJECT GETS DENR SUPPORT

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is throwing its full support behind the “Aling Tindera” program, which incentivizes the collection of used plastic sachets that are ending up in Manila Bay. “This residual waste recovery program is very timely as it augments government efforts to rehabilitate Manila Bay amid the pandemic where the […]

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Politics

BAN THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAW AND STIRRERS – HONTIVEROS

In a bid to reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills and to address marine plastic pollution, Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a measure that seeks to ban single-use plastic straws and drink stirrers in the food service business. Senate Bill No. 1866 otherwise known as “The Plastic Straw and Stirrer Ban […]