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Israeli scientists use waste in battle against virus

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Israeli scientists have been working for the past 5 years on recycling waste and transforming it into alcohol

RECYCLING WASTE. Professor Hadas Mamane produces Ethanol from waste at the laboratory of Tel Aviv University (TAU) in the Israeli coastal city, on July 8, 2020. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

E-waste levels surge 20% in 5 years – U.N.

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:03 PM

According to the report, Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019, with 24.9 million tonnes

Plastic 'has entered' Antarctic terrestrial food chain

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:42 AM

The authors believe Antarctic creatures eat plastic fragments while grazing on their usual food

NEW TAX? Lawmakers want to impose a P20 per kilo tax on single-use plastic bags. Photo from Shutterstock

'Pechay for free': Family in CamSur takes up gardening to help neighbors

May 04, 2020 - 2:15 PM

Aside from being able to help others during the coronavirus lockdown, the Furio family also manages to squeeze in some quality bonding time in their garden

FREE PECHAY. As a way to help out during the coronavirus crisis, the Furio family gives away pechay they've planted for their neighbors. All photos from Nancy Furio

Going zero waste during a pandemic? These advocates say it's possible

Apr 23, 2020 - 1:50 PM

While it may seem hard, environmental advocates say people can lessen the waste they produce daily even during the coronavirus pandemic

ZERO WASTE. One way that people can try to lessen the waste in their daily lifestyles is to wear reusable masks instead of disposable ones during this pandemic. Photo from Shutterstock

Southeast Asia finds ways to minimize waste during coronavirus outbreak

Apr 22, 2020 - 5:41 PM

As demand for disposable face masks, disinfectant and protective equipment soars, innovative Southeast Asians have come up with ideas to curb single-use litter while shielding themselves and others from the virus

RECYCLED. Buddhist monk Chamnanwej Sutthiyano inscribes spiritual incantations on masks made from recycled plastic bottles, amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19, at Wat Chak Daeng Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan on March 23, 2020. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

TIPS: How to stay sustainable during the coronavirus pandemic

Apr 22, 2020 - 11:06 AM

You can do you part in helping Mother Earth despite the lockdown

look:Vendors at the public market of baguio city sell fresh highland vegetables, which come in bulk despite the difficulty in transporting the goods to the lowland markets. The department of agriculture however assured unhampered flow of vegetables by issuing food passes to traders. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

5 ways to take care of the environment during coronavirus outbreak

Apr 22, 2020 - 10:26 AM

While the world continues to make sense of a reality scarred by the virus, EcoWaste Coalition lists ways that people can do to help address both the coronavirus outbreak and the climate crisis

MovePH Webinar: Waste management in the time of coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020 - 6:22 PM

In celebration of Earth Day, MovePH is holding a webinar to tackle the environmental concerns related to the pandemic on Wednesday, April 22, at 3 pm

[OPINION] The Pope and single-use plastics

Mar 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Pope Francis’s encyclical 'Laudato Si’' points to one undeniable fact: that human behavior is at the root of the ‘ecological crisis,’ and therefore at the heart of solving it

#WorldWithoutWaste: Coca-Cola’s mission to make the world a sustainable place to live in

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:53 PM

The company is starting in their own backyard – by reducing their plastic waste

Hermosa LGU shuts down Bataan sanitary landfill for environmental violations

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:51 AM

Mayor Jopet Inton personally serves closure order

Hermosa Mayor Jopet Inton Photo by: Mhike Cigaral

Hermosa landfill operator says only EMB can impose environmental laws

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:07 PM

If the Hermosa town mayor wants us to leave, we can turn over the landfill, subject to the recovery of our investments, says Econest

HERMOSA LANDFILL. The sanitary landfill in Hermosa, Bataan operated by Econest Waste Management Corporation.

Villar says banning single-use plastics may be 'impossible'

Feb 18, 2020 - 4:10 PM

The plastic industry resists banning single-use plastics even as environmental group EcoWaste points out that it's the solution to plastic pollution

REGULATION FEASIBLE. Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, presides the Senate hearing on single-use plastics. February 18, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Environmental documentary 'The Story of Plastic' explores a global crisis

Jan 27, 2020 - 5:41 PM

'The Story of Plastic' hopes to help the audience have a better idea about the gravity of the plastic pollution crisis, as well as some insight into workable solutions

Screenshot from 'Story of Plastic'

How Filipinos are helping Taal eruption survivors while going zero waste

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives

Background photo by KD Madrilejos

[OPINION] Plastikang polisiya

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Nakalulungkot na tayong nagrereklamo tungkol sa lumalalang basura ay siya ring nagpaplastikan sa implementasyon ng polisiyang makakalutas sana sa nasabing problema

Coke Studio continues to advocate for environmental protection

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:38 AM

They aim to educate the youth on the importance of recycling in each concert and roadshow event organized

[OPINION] A call to Libmaneños: Let's start refusing plastic

Dec 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

I believe that it's high time for the municipality of Libmanan to help address our plastic problem and act for the future generations of Libmaneños

Startup company recycles stone wastes to make stationery

Dec 20, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Stone wastes from construction sites and mining quarries are collected to produce waterproof and tear-resistant stationery

Sprite® switches to clear plastic bottle packaging to promote sustainability

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The switch from green to clear plastic bottle packaging is an industry-first sustainability initiative in Southeast Asia

House panel OKs P20 per kilo tax on single-use plastic bags starting 2020

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The proposed excise tax is expected to generate P4.8 billion on its first year of implementation to fund the government's solid waste management efforts

NEW TAX? Lawmakers want to impose a tax on single-use plastics in the Philippines. Photo by Shutterstock

LOOK: Christmas tree made out of plastic bottles, cups, utensils in Bulacan

Dec 08, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The creation of an eco-lamp Christmas tree in Baliwag, Bulacan, is part of the town's campaign to recycle and create items from waste

LIGHT UP. An eco-lamp Christmas tree was lit up at Heroes Park in Baliwag, Bulacan on Saturday night, December 7. Photo by Patrick Valisno

6 innovative ways to ditch traditional gift wrappers

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Tired of the same old gift wrappers? You can celebrate the holidays and save the environment with these recyclable materials

How to have realistic zero-waste Christmas parties

Dec 07, 2019 - 1:17 PM

A 'buhay zero waste' practitioner shares personal tips on how to celebrate the festive season with the smallest amount of waste possible

Clark landfill firm hops onto waste-to-energy bandwagon

Dec 01, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Rufo Colayco, president and CEO of the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation, says his company’s unsolicited proposal is currently 'under evaluation by government.'

DISPOSAL. A 22-wheeler truck carrying garbage enters the Metro Clark Waste Management Corporation sanitary landfill in Sitio Kalangitan, Cutcut II, Capas town in Tarlac province. Contributed photo

How to lessen disposables, waste at SEA Games 2019

Nov 28, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The Break Free From Plastic movement gives tips on how athletes, sports fans, organizers, and hotels can go zero waste and plastic-free at SEA Games 2019

LIST: Zero-waste initiatives in the Philippines

Nov 23, 2019 - 2:13 PM

How will you practice a zero-waste lifestyle? Here's a running list of zero-waste initiatives that you can be a part of.

Easier said than done? Netizens discuss Duterte’s idea to ban single-use plastics

Nov 08, 2019 - 4:29 PM

‘That is good, if he decides to be serious about it,’ one netizen writes

Duterte eyes single-use plastics ban

Nov 07, 2019 - 6:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte floats the idea during a Cabinet meeting, but is still deciding which alternative materials can be used in place of single-use plastics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 43rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ManyWaystoZeroWaste movement

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:25 PM

#ManyWaystoZeroWaste is a movement pushing for responsible ways to use reduce plastic

The journey of plastics: From production to our bodies

Oct 29, 2019 - 3:28 PM

This is how plastics make their way into our food chain

Image via Shutterstock

Sachet away: What's lacking in our plastic laws?

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The Philippines needs to catch up where regulating plastic use is concerned

Gubat QC: Where nothing goes to waste

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:30 AM

What to expect at Gubat? Recycled interiors and banana leaves for plates – strictly kamayan-only!

Filipino is part of winning team in IBM Food Waste Developer Challenge

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste


Philippine city shows zero waste is achievable

Oct 13, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'We cannot avoid using plastic, but we have to manage,' says San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago

CLOSE TO ZERO WASTE. San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago shares how his city drastically reduced residual waste. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

In Kosovo, Roma's recycling work is unsung, underpaid

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Scavenging in the European state of Kosovo is often left in the hands of marginalized Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, who earn as little as 8 euros on a good day

WASTE COLLECTORS. Bujar Maksuti arrange items that he found in the containers as his children look on, in Pristina, Kosovo, on September 10, 2019. Photo by Armend Nimani/AFP

Farmers are business partners in this zero-waste café

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Sierreza – which has artisan stores in Los Baños and Maginhawa Street – has no set menu. It serves what farmers in partner communities plant.

DRIED and processed goods are available at Sierreza.

Have clothes, books, and toys you no longer need? Donate them to Kids for Kids!

Sep 27, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Kids for Kids will use the funds collected to raise awareness about plastic bag pollution

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

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The winning group proposes to turn sari-sari stores into refilling stations and exchange sachets for coins to address the country’s plastic waste at the 2019 Social Good Summit

Sari-sari store conundrum: How can you help poor Filipinos reduce plastic waste?

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

While use of refillables and package-free purchasing is becoming trendy among the wealthy, what do we do about the 'tingi' and sari-sari store culture among most Filipinos that contribute to plastic waste?

Social Good Summit 2019, Yuchengco Hall, De la Salle University, September 21, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Lamitan City turns trash into 'tulips' in 'Forever Tulip Garden'

Sep 23, 2019 - 1:05 PM

This garden of 30,000 'tulips' might be Basilan's next most Instagrammable spot

#2030Now: Plastic pollution not just an environment problem

Sep 21, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Participants of the 2019 Social Good Summit say the plastics problem in the country must also be treated as a social and economic issue

How an online community encourages Filipinos to try ‘buhay zero-waste’

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Going zero-waste might seem intimidating. But a blossoming online community in the Philippines will tell you that your zero-waste journey can start with the little things and the mini wins.

Rappler pushes for responsible use of plastic with #ManyWaysToZeroWaste movement

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:22 PM

The campaign aims to engage the government, corporations, and communities in finding solutions to our plastic waste problem

How going zero waste is addressing PH's plastic pollution

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Snapshots of the zero waste movement in the Philippines

WWF’s mission in 2030: ‘No Plastics in Nature’

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Independent conservation group World Wide Fund is working together with various stakeholders to reduce plastic pollution

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Sep 04, 2019 - 4:41 PM

About 250 containers seized in recent months have already been returned and authorities are inspecting more than 1,000 others, a customs official says

RETURNING TRASH. An Indonesian custom officer examine a process as they prepare to return containers full with hazardous rubbish to original countries in Batam on July 29, 2019.File photo by Sei Ratifa/AFP

COA to Laguna hospital: Fix waste storage and disposal

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM

The Commission on Audit finds that the Laguna Medical Center violated the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and the Health Care Waste Management Manual

DENR, Aklan gov't to help in Boracay garbage hauling payment

Aug 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

The Malay government is facing difficulty in paying ECOS P95 million for its collection, hauling, and dumping services from January to June 2019