Tomas looks to Mandaue plastics ban as benchmark

Intern 06/07/2018

In pushing for a total plastic ban in Cebu City, Mayor Tomas Osmeña is looking to Mandaue City’s enforcement of its own plastics ban as both reference and benchmark. In last Wednesday’s press conference, Osmeña said he…

Talisay to study proposal on turning plastic waste into bricks

John Michael Aroa 06/05/2018

The Talisay City Council is studying a proposal from a private company to turn the city’s plastic trash into bricks. Talisay City Councilor Antonio “Jojo” Bacaltos, chairman of the city’s committee on environment, said the bricks are…

Zero waste targeted in Santa Fe

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2018

With hands on his waist and a pile of garbage sitting in front of him, 51-year-old restaurateur Lyndon Tancino watched as two men, on board a motorcycle, approached him. The motorcycle had a make-shift platform where two…

Village waste segregation compliance at 40 percent

Doris Mae Mondragon 03/21/2018

OVER 1,000 households were issued citation tickets for violating the “no segregation, no collection” policy on garbage since it was enforced on March 1, the City’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) said. Acting CENRO chief Nida…

Hotels, resorts ordered to comply with proper waste water management

Nestle L. Semilla 03/15/2018

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) assured that hotels and resorts in Cebu are closely monitored as to their compliance of the environmental laws. However, establishments were…

Enforce, sustain waste segregation

Editorial 03/08/2018

As expected, politics was again a factor in the (re)birth pains of the waste segregation policy resumed by the Cebu City government starting last Thursday, March 1. Councilor Philip Zafra, president of the Association of Barangay Councils,…

Waste segregation anew

Editorial 02/28/2018

Unless there is a last minute announcement, it’s all systems go for the “no segregation, no collection” garbage disposal policy of Cebu City Hall today March 1, but based on last Monday’s disclosure by the City Environment…

Village ‘eco chiefs’ to monitor waste segregation, disposal

Nestle L. Semilla 02/08/2018

Barangay environmental officers (BEOs) will be stationed in each of Cebu City’s garbage “hotspots” to monitor the implementation of the city government’s waste segregation program. These BEOs will issue citation tickets and fine residents who won’t comply…

Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste

AFP 12/28/2017

  Bali’s palm-fringed Kuta beach has long been a favorite with tourists seeking sun and surf, but nowadays its golden shoreline is disappearing under a mountain of garbage. Plastic straws and food packaging are strewn between sunbathers,…

Don’t dump garbage in rivers, canals, Tisa folk told

Doris C. Bongcac 12/06/2017

Tisa barangay Captain Philip Zafra is asking his constituents to refrain from disposing their wastes into water bodies. Zafra said that the presence of garbage obstructs the flow of water on their rivers and canals. He said…

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