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Rappler's latest stories on garbage disposal


The problem with plastics: stopping it 'at the source'

Sep 15, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use

Rubbish mostly plastics littering the shoreline of Freedom Island in Paranaque City polluting Manila Bay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?

Sep 14, 2018 - 3:59 PM

Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law

10 ways to observe a garbage-free 'Undas'

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED A green group lists down ways to lessen garbage generated during visits to the cemetery on All Saints Day and All Souls Day

KEEP THE 'BASURA MONSTER' AWAY. The EcoWaste Coalition stages a tableau on October 30 to show citizens the ghastly effects of a garbage-ridden 'Undas.' Photos by Jose Del

Controversial Canadian garbage heads to Philippine landfill

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:34 PM

Hauling of the 1 375 tons of waste is set to finish soon according to the Philippines Bureau of Customs and the landfill operator

BURDEN. The Philippine government continues to shoulder the costs of keeping 50 container vans of garbage from Canada in its ports. Photo from

QC wastes P250M yearly with flawed garbage program

Mar 16, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A centralized system of garbage management channels millions of pesos into private contractor pockets instead of communities and services

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Amount of garbage in PH oceans rising

Sep 20, 2013 - 11:37 AM

The numbers disturb as the country gears up for International Coastal Cleanup Day

COASTS OF GARBAGE. Storms carry garbage from the metropolis to coasts like this one