Risa Hontiveros proposes bill to ban plastic straws, stirrers

July 8, 2018 | Environment

Phot credit: ryesustainability.com Metro Manila — Senator Risa Hontiveros is seeking the passage of a bill which aims to ban plastic straws and stirrers. Senate Bill No. 1866, or the Plastic Straw and Stirrer Ban of 2018, is another effort to eradicate single-use plastics. It prohibits the use of plastic straws, stirrers and other non-biodegradable Read More

Coalition for Change: The ICC – SK Collaboration Workshop

June 21, 2018 | Community | Environment

“Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.” (The youth is the hope of the motherland) This famed quote from the Philippine’s National Hero (who celebrated his 157th birthday, June 19) goes perfectly with the activity conducted at the Le Charme Hotel yesterday. Dubbed the International Coastal Cleanup – Sangguniang Kabataan (ICC-SK) Coordination Meeting / Workshop, the Read More

RP Energy, BFAR launch Subic seaweed project

June 6, 2018 | Environment | Zambales

By Butch Gunio Photo credit: headlinezambales.wordpress.com SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources have launched a seaweed farming project to benefit villagers in Subic, Zambales. A memorandum of understanding was recently signed here by RP Energy, BFAR Region 3, Subic Bay Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Fisherfolk Association Read More

Plastic-free Wet Markets

May 15, 2018 | Environment

DENR collects 70 kilos of garbage along Zambales beach

May 12, 2018 | DENR | Environment | Zambales

Over 70 kilos of garbage were collected during a clean up drive in Sta. Cruz, Zambales, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said Friday. Laudemir Salac, provincial chief of DENR in Zambales, said the collected trash from the two-kilometer shoreline of Sabang village includes biodegradable and non-biodegradable items, mostly plastics.     “Plastic Read More