Danao City gov’t implements plastic ban

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/27/2018

THE Danao City government has started to ban single-use plastics, starting on Tuesday, Sept 25. Engineer Leonidez Martel, the head of City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Danao City, said the city passed an ordinance…

Organic debris, plastic bottles washed ashore at famous Moalboal beach

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 09/26/2018

  Seaweed, coconut husks, and other organic debris, as well as plastic bottle and wares, and slippers were washed ashore by strong waves at the Basdaku White Beach in Moalboal town, Cebu. The sight disappointed local and…

Danao City bans single-use plastics

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/26/2018

The Danao City Government has started to ban single-use plastics, starting on Tuesday (September 25).  Engr. Leonidez Martel, head of Danao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), said plastics are rampant in the city and the…

Danao City gov’t to ban plastic use in public market

DORIS BONGCAC 09/26/2018

Starting on Thursday, Danao City residents will already be required to bring their own bags when shopping at the city public market. Those buying goods from the market’s wet section will also be asked to bring their…

Life without plastic at Cebu City Hall

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Zena Magto 08/16/2018

For more than 20 years, Marissa Candado depended on cellophane and plastic bags to wrap the food which she sold at the Cebu City Hall building. But that has changed recently after Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña…

City Hall plastic ban starts today

USJ-R Intern 07/31/2018

Cebu City Hall officials and employees report to work today with a reminder to observe and comply with the ban on single-use plastic materials which takes effect today. As of yesterday, City Hall employees like City Environment…

Osmeña supports banning of plastic bottles

Intern 07/16/2018

  Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is looking into banning plastic bottles in the city. The mayor observed that plastic bottles are the main cause of blockage among drains. Osmeña expressed his desire that an ordinance banning…

Tomas bans plastic inside City Hall

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/03/2018

Employees of the Cebu City Hall have barely a month from now before they start living a plastic-free work life. This development came after Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña signed a memorandum on July 3 banning single-use…

Environmental activitists seek ban on plastic straws

AFP 07/01/2018

FOR decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union,…

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…

Osmeña considers implementation of daily plastic ban

Intern 06/07/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña once again mulled on imposing a daily plastic ban. Osmeña said that they would look at the plastic ban ordinance of Mandaue City in the crafting of the new ordinance. Councilor Raymond…

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…

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