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Groups oppose garbage incineration

BOUNTY OF THE BAY. Scavengers scour the heap of garbage washed ashore the Manila Bay in Roxas Boulevard Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Environmentalists trooped Tuesday to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, warning the agency of a law suit if it pursues plans to allow the burning of garbage as a means to manage solid waste.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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 »