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Cheap but deadly Christmas lights sold in Metro


An environmental advocacy group has warned the public against buying and using cheap Christmas lights that may contain high levels of toxic substances.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

4 cemeteries lauded but ‘Undas’ trash doubles

A volunteer of the Tzu Chi Foundation mans a waste segregation site at Manila South Cemetery on All Saints’ Day. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Much to the dismay of environmentalists, Filipinos apparently still lack “cemetiquette,” or cemetery etiquette, in terms of public cleanliness, as this year’s All Saints’ Day trash collected in graveyards in Metro Manila was double the volume collected last year.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Cemetiquette’: Do’s, don’t’s on Nov. 1 and 2

THOU SHALT NOT BE A PIG  Zero waste advocates wearing pig face masks with garbage on their bodies issue 10 commandments to guide their conduct in the cemetery and show respect for their beloved dead. Miss Philippines Earth beauties do the “Zombasura dance” with members of EcoWaste Coalition.  JOAN BONDOC

People trooping to cemeteries this weekend to mark All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day should study their “Cemetiquette” so they would not litter the graveyards with their garbage.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

EcoWaste: Respect the dead, keep cemeteries clean

FIRE FOR THE DEAD. The people of Sagada, Mountain Province, gather in a cemetery for “Panag-apoy” (to make fire) at dusk on Thursday, All Saints’ Day. Combining Filipino practices with Anglican church rites, the ritual is intended to give warmth to the souls of the departed. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

An environmental group urged cemetery administrators to put up “eco-measures” that would remind the public to remain respectful of the dead and avoid turning graveyards into “instant landfills.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Green’ advocates back PH call on toxic waste

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Environmental advocates from 30 countries and territories around the world have backed the call of a local environmental group for the Canadian government to take back the 50 containers shipped to Manila earlier this year which turned out to contain garbage, including items possibly hazardous to health.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »