Cigarette butts can be recycled and may well form part of future homes

AFP Relaxnews 10/01/2020

Lighter and more insulating, the bricks used to build our homes could well be improved by the addition of… recycled cigarette butts. This is the conclusion of a vast Australian study, which includes detailed recommendations for bringing…

Environmental health groups renew call for proper PPE disposal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental health groups renewed calls for local government units to take swift action and ensure that face masks and other COVID-19 personal protective equipment do not end up polluting the environment. EcoWaste Coalition…

Cebu City collects 163 tons of garbage in massive coastal clean-up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The massive coastal clean-up in Cebu City resulted to hundreds of tons of garbage collected in the eight sites where the city government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central…

Cebu BM wants MGB issuance of transport permit for dolomites shipment to Manila ‘condemned’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Phillippines — A Capitol official seeks to condemn the actions of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas (MGB-7) in issuing the ore transport permits (OTP) that allowed crushed dolomites from Cebu to be…

Capitol: No more Cebu dolomite for Manila Bay

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No more crushed dolomite from Cebu will go to Manila for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.  Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued a cease and desist order on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, against a…

DENR told: ‘Check environmental compliance of Toledo reclamation first’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the planned reclamation project in Toledo City could spur economic development in the midwest, third district Representative Pablo John Garcia called on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources or DENR to…

Oceana warns against ‘ecologically destructive’ Toledo reclamation project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — International environment group Oceana has branded the looming reclamation project in Toledo City as ill-advised and ecologically destructive. The reclamation would cover 11-hectares off the coasts in the city’s Barangay Poblacion that directly…

DENR, Cebu City to ‘revive’ Kinalumsan River, Mambaling coastal area

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Household wastes comprised most of the trash hauled from the heavily silted and highly contaminated Kinalumsan River in Cebu City during a massive cleanup drive held on the river and the coast of Barangay…

‘Do not litter your face masks!’ — EcoWaste Coalition

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the wearing of face masks may protect a person from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), irresponsible disposal of the single-use masks may also cause harm to others, humans and animals alike. This…

Oceana, PEJC call for repeal of ordinances allowing commercial fishing in Tañon Strait

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment groups Oceana and Philippine Earth Justice Center (PEJC) took to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) its opposition and call for the repeal of ordinances passed by some municipalities along…

Cimatu wants fruit trees in Sapangdaku to be transferred, not cut

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the overseer of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu, said that the fruit trees that may be affected in the building of a new public cemetery in Barangay…

In Alegria, officials and volunteers clean-up town’s reef

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- As most parts of Cebu province prepare to reopen under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), local officials and volunteers in Alegria town decided to clean up the sea. In a post on Facebook,…

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