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By Erica Cortez-Araullo
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.
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, [...]
By Carine M. Asutilla
Mothers in barangay Canduman, Mandaue City turn trash into bags, wallets, and accessories.
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.
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.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
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.
By Jaymee T. Gamil
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 [...]
By Jeannette I. Andrade
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.
By Anselmo Roque
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.
By Germelina Lacorte
He still remembers his father telling him that one day, he will become the next biggest plastics manufacturer in the country.
By Tweeny M. Malinao
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.
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.
By Irene R. Sino Cruz
Garbage disposal will no longer be a problem in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island in Cebu. A P1.2-billion state-of-the-art facility for trash recycling and treatment will be put up in the 4-hectare city dump in Sitio Soong, Barangay Mactan, by yearend. It will convert garbage into pellets to fuel coal-fired power plants.