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Throwing away old gizmos? Read this

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‘Tis the season when gifts like brand new electronic gadgets pile up under the Christmas tree, while old gizmos are usually consigned to the trash bin.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Art of recycling: Take note from these Rizal youths

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The young volunteers and parents behind the award-winning Notebook Xchange project get busy putting together unused pages donated by partner schools in Rodriguez, Rizal province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Fifteen-year-old Jullo Babagay had long been bothered by the garbage problem in their community in Rodriguez, Rizal province. Not only is the town (formerly known as Montalban) the site of a dump for Metro Manila’s garbage, but many of its own residents seem indifferent when it comes to proper waste disposal, he noted.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mandaue converts plastic into pillows

The Mandaue City government has piloted in barangay Canduman another breakthrough, this time converting plastic into pillows. Earlier, a project on recycling plastic into bunker fuel has taken off in barangay Pagsabungan. Canduman barangay captain Leo Jabas said the barangay’s 4,000 households have already adapted the habit of segregating their garbage. Taking advantage of this, [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Moms find a living in recycling

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Mothers in barangay Canduman, Mandaue City turn trash into bags, wallets, and accessories.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

New York aims to require composting food scraps

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Legions of New York City apartment dwellers will soon be asked — and may eventually be forced — to start collecting food scraps for composting, under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest bid to make the city greener.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CBCP to students: Recycling stuff for school can be cool

Recycle your school stuff and learn a thing or two about stewardship. This was the appeal of Fr. Conegundo Garganta, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Youth, to students doing their last-minute preparations for Monday’s school opening.

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

Las Piñas finds plastic answer to school chair shortage

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SENATOR-ELECT Cynthia Villar (left) inspects the machinery that can turn plastic wastes into school chairs at a newly opened recycling plant in Las Piñas City. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Short on school chairs this coming school year? Why not make some out of trash? In Las Piñas City, a recycling plant can do just that. Inaugurated by the Villar Foundation on Friday, a factory in Barangay Ilaya is now turning plastic wastes into armchairs which will soon be distributed among campuses in Metro Manila.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Las Piñas finds plastic answer to school chair shortage

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SENATOR-ELECT Cynthia Villar (left) inspects the machinery that can turn plastic wastes into school chairs at a newly opened recycling plant in Las Piñas City. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Short on school chairs this coming school year? Why not make some out of trash?   In Las Piñas City, a recycling plant can do just that. Inaugurated by the Villar Foundation on Friday, a factory in Barangay Ilaya is now turning plastic wastes into armchairs which will soon be distributed among campuses in Metro [...]

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Toxics watchgroup warns public that burning trash leads to pollution, cancer

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No shortcuts, please. With Fire Prevention Month coming up in March, toxics watchgroup EcoWaste Coalition yesterday reminded the public that while burning may be an easier and faster way to get rid of trash compared to recycling, it is dangerous and harmful, not just to people and their health but the environment as well.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Ecija residents get bonus in managing garbage

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On Sundays, residents queue at a collection and redemption center at the public market here. Their items for exchange? Bags full of plastic and paper refuse, as well as dried leaves, that they trade for school supplies, bars of soap, ecobags and umbrellas.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao City’s recycled plastics king

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LOOKS LIKE WOOD. Businessman Winchester Lemen shows off an armchair that looks a lot like wood but is actually made of recycled plastics. GERMELINA LACORTE

He still remembers his father telling him that one day, he will become the next biggest plastics manufacturer in the country.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Landfill road ordered cleared by Oct. 17

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THE Solid Waste Management Board in Cebu City is compelling waste recycling operators to clean up the White Road that leads to the Inayawan Landfill by October 17.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Consolacion lauds mall’s trash to cash

SM Supermalls’ Trash to Cash Recycling Market Day earned the support of Consolacion municipal government when the program was launched on July 6 at the Event Centre of SM City Consolacion.

Posted: August 4th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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