Coastal Clean Up 2015

How did you celebrate the International Coastal Clean-Up Day? Every year, volunteers all over the world gather along the coasts every third Saturday of September to clean-up the water bodies.  This event is orchestrated by Ocean Conservancy. They started it along the Texas coast in 1986, and from the initial 12 sites, there are now more than 6,000 sites in…

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Be a Coastal Clean Up Volunteer

Every third Saturday of September, people all over the world gather to take part in the International Coastal Clean Up Day, where everyone helps remove trash on waterways, rivers, beaches, coasts. All wastes collected are recorded by each country and are sent to Ocean Conservancy, and the data are used to improve solid waste management policies and plans all across…

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Ocean Recovery Alliance and Let’s Do It Philippines Collaborate to Clean the Philippines by Sending a Global Alert for Trash Hotspots

Hong Kong/Manila – Each year, an estimated 11 billion pounds (approximately 5 metric tons) of plastic enters the ocean, 80% of which starts out on land, according to The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Floating trash has no geographic or political boundaries, so solutions must involve scalable international collaboration, yet be local in scope and reach. On September 20th, 2015,…

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Partnership for the Bay

Last week, volunteers from all over Manila participated in the Manila Bay Clean Up and Rehabilitation Project led by the Manila Bay Sunset Partnership Program, Inc. (MPSPPI). The Group “has adopted the waste problem in the Manila Bay area as an advocacy” and has been working tirelessly to ensure the Bay area’s rehabilitation. They have also launched this awareness video,…

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Crafts from Wastes

It was an extremely busy day today… I’ve been busy working on one of the adopted rivers in Metro Manila (of course, with my colleagues) and so far, the Program’s doing good. I believe I have talked about this before, that oil giant PETRON adopted Marikina River and will be spending 18 million this year alone, for the dredging and…

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