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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 »

Trash dumping in Boracay causes tension

Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Tension gripped an Ati community here last Wednesday night after police arrested a claimant to a contested 2.1-hectare piece of land for allegedly dumping garbage into a mangrove swamp within the property.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Manila taps new garbage hauler but ‘transition’ stinks

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The “transition” to a new contractor caused recent delays in the daily collection of garbage in the city of Manila, local officials said Friday in response to mounting complaints from residents.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Zero-waste coalition hits dumping of garbage on PH

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Students, employees and traders climb a mound of 38-year-old garbage, estimated to be 18,000 cubic meters that now occupies Kilometer 5 of Asin Road in Baguio City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Zero-waste advocates on Friday expressed their disgust over an attempt to smuggle into the country some 50 containers of trash mislabeled as recyclable plastics from Canada.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Eco group decries waste left by Black Nazarene devotees

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PHOTO by Kristine Sabillo/INQUIRER.net

As in past observances of the feast of the Black Nazarene, Manila’s Quiapo district turned into a virtual wasteland in the wake of the kilometers-long procession by millions of devotee on Thursday, pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition lamented Friday.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

After garbage fee, QC hikes biz tax

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Call it a double whammy.   Just days before he signed into law an ordinance imposing an annual garbage fee on residents, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista also approved a 10 percent increase in business taxes.   Both ordinances were authored by Councilor Victor Ferrer Jr. of the first district.   In the ordinance signed [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ona warns of diseases from heaps of garbage

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MEMBERS of a team from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority walk near the corpses lined on the streets of Tacloban City amid debris. Health authorities warned of diseases from the heaps of garbage still uncollected in parts of the city. ROBERT IANNE GONZAGA/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

A top health official has warned of diseases arising from heaps of garbage that remain uncollected in some areas in the city, which suffered the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the world’s strongest storm in recorded history.

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

‘Make Feast of Black Nazarene garbage-free’

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With the start of the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, barangay leaders and environmentalists urged devotees to support a “garbage-free fiesta.”   In a joint press release, the leaders of communities surrounding Quiapo Church and environmentalists asked devotees and visitors to work for a “maroon and green” celebration.   [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Year celebration leaves mountains of trash in Metro Manila

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As usual, the New Year’s Eve revelry left mountains of garbage in the streets of Metro Manila, the environment group EcoWaste Coalition lamented on Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Metro garbage piles up after New Year revelry

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As usual, the New Year’s Eve revelry left mountains of garbage in the streets of Metro Manila, the environment group EcoWaste Coalition lamented on Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

QC gov’t OKs trash fee for residents

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Mayor Herbert Bautista

It’s settled. Quezon City residents will soon be paying a fee to have their garbage collected.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC council approves ‘garbage fee;’ residents raise a stink

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The Quezon City council has approved on third and final reading an ordinance requiring residents to pay for the collection and proper disposal of their garbage, despite criticism that the local government is supposed to render these services for free.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Green campaign finally closes 30-yr-old dump in Caloocan

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THEN AND NOW A composting shed for biodegradable wastes (lower photo) has been built in place of a stinky, disease-causing dump near a wet market in Barangay 34, Caloocan City, thanks to a campaign that convinced the local government and a cooperative of the need for proper solid waste management. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

After more than 30 years, an open dump—only a few steps away from Maypajo Market on Estanislao Street in Barangay 34, Zone 3, Caloocan City—finally disappeared. After stinking for so long next to residential areas and the Isla San Juan river, it was closed in September, on Friday the 13th.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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