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Bontoc plan to remove trash from dump awaited

WORKERS segregate plastic rubbish from biodegradable wastes to be prepared for composting at the new Ecological Park 1 of Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province, which was slapped in 2012 with a writ of kalikasan for an open dump near a river it shares with Kalinga province.

This province’s capital, Bontoc town, has developed ecological sanitation parks, crushed glass and plastics into construction materials, and enforced a plastics ban to fulfill the conditions of a 2012 writ of kalikasan over an open dump that used to operate a hundred meters from Chico River.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

National plastic ban pushed by Manila Bay trash pickers


To really make a dent in saving the environment, the ban on plastic bags and wrappers should no longer be just local but national, according to green advocates who scoured the coast of Manila Bay and once again found the shores awash with garbage in what has been an annual and frustrating cleanup campaign.   [...]

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2.6 tons of garbage left by climbers at Mt. Apo—PAMB

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Some 2.6 tons of garbage left by mountain climbers were collected from Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, during a cleanup drive last week.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Indonesia, the poor trade garbage for health care


Mahmud hauls bags full of rubbish to the small, dilapidated clinic next to a busy road on Indonesia’s main island of Java several times a month.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. AP FILE PHOTO

Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes this year’s trekking season on Mount Everest, it is introducing new rules and oversight this week in hopes of taking more control over the world’s tallest mountain. The rules, including a demand that climbers bring down their own trash, are aimed at making the mountain safer—and cleaner, officials said.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »