Almost 68,000 kilos of garbage collected in Cebu City’s quarterly clean-up

Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost 68,000 kilos of garbage were collected from Cebu City’s major waterways during the city’s quarterly coastal clean-up on September 18, 2021. The Coastal Management Task Force (CMTF) reported 27,150 kilos of garbage…

Refill Revolution, a possibility in Cebu’s Tricities?

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2021

CEBU, Philippines — The three highly urbanized cities at the heart of Metro Cebu produces an estimated 1,096 tons of garbage per day based on the collective records of the cities’ environment offices. The majority of this…

71kg of waste found in stray Indian cow’s stomach

03/04/2021

Indian vets have extracted 71 kilograms (156.5 pounds) of plastic, nails and other garbage from a pregnant cow, but both the animal and her baby died. The case has highlighted the country’s twin problems of pollution and…

The face mask seat: a South Korea student’s bid to recycle in COVID times

Reuters 12/12/2020

UIWANG, South Korea — How many disposable masks does it take to make a stool? Kim Ha-neul knows it takes 1,500. Bothered by the waste caused by disposable face masks, many of which are made of polypropylene,…

After two years of caring for her ‘succulent’, woman finds out it’s made of plastic

Kathreena Gabaldon 03/05/2020

Gardening is a relaxing hobby that involves scientific steps and methods. Hence, taking care of a plant and learning how to keep it alive is the main challenge for plant lovers and collectors. Some of the more…

Penro’s P8.9M plastic shredder project, a ‘white elephant’?

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  At least 19 units of shredding machines worth P8.9 million may be rendered useless as these pieces of equipment do not match the electrical service types of the recipient towns and cities. The…

Ralph Lauren launches iconic polo shirt made of recycled plastic bottles

Associated Press 04/18/2019

NEW YORK — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the…

City Council urged: Pass proposed plastic ban measure without exceptions

Futch Anthony Inso 03/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental advocates want the Cebu City Council to approve the proposed ordinance which bans the use of single-use plastics without any exceptions. Nash Yap, one of the coordinators of Basura Run, said that…

LTO-7 eyes zero-backlog in issuance of driver’s plastic licenses

Irene R. Sino Cruz 12/04/2018

OFFSITE PRINTING OFFICES IN 2 MALLS LAND Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 7 expects attain zero-backlog in the issuance of driver’s plastic license in six to seven months with the opening of more temporary offsite printing office…

Radisson Blu goes plastic straw free

PR 10/19/2018

    RADISSON Blu Cebu welcomes nature-friendly initiatives as it eliminates the use of plastic straws starting October 15, 2018. As part of its commitment to constantly engage in responsible business, the deluxe hotel has replaced plastic…

CCENRO eyes city-wide plastic ban

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/15/2018

The Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CCENRO) is now eyeing to expand the ban of single-use plastics city-wide. CCENRO head Ma. Nida Cabrera said the Office of the Mayor has drafted a proposed ordinance to…

Plastic ban will only be imposed on dry goods says Danao Mayor

10/01/2018

Danao City Councilor Roland “Jikjik” Reyes dialogs with public market vendors to explain the implementation of City Ordinance No. 38-15 which regulates the use of plastic bags at the city public market. In a post on Danao…

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