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…

Bye-bye, balloons

Hyacinth Tagupa - @inquirerdotnet 02/19/2021

In the last several years, we’ve heard so much about the dangers of plastic waste, and I occasionally write about it. But at this point, I have to acknowledge that giving up plastics is incredibly hard. It’s…

DENR-7 urges public to stop using single use plastic bottles

Irene R. Sino Cruz 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) renewed it’s call for the public to stop using single-use plastic water. In a statement posted on DENR-7 Facebook page, Executive Regional Director…

President eyes plastics ban

11/08/2019

President Duterte is considering a ban on plastics in the country to protect the environment from plastic waste pollution. Mr. Duterte raised the idea at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday night, during a presentation by Vernice Victorio,…

Millennials lead campaign to rid Daanbantayan seas from plastics, other wastes

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY—A small group of millennials in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu found a way to protect its ocean from the detrimental effect of plastics.  They produce Kandaya eco-pillows stuffed with sanitized shredded plastics. “Daanbantayan has an…

Council passes law to manage special wastes in Cebu City

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Nestle Semilla 02/01/2016

Household consumers and commercial establishments will soon be required to bring and store their special wastes in designated collection points in their barangays for proper disposal. This after the City Council approved an ordinance providing for the…

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