Saving Manila

  Early this week, news about the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) teaming up with the Office of the Ombudsman to file charges against barangay officials who would allow the waterways to be polluted again after their Estero Blitz clean-up operation came out. I would say this must definitely be out of frustration on the part of the MMDA after…

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Filipino Environmentalists We Should All Be Proud Of

The Philippines ranks third highest in the list of countries with mismanaged waste. On an article by John H. Tibbetts, Managing Marine Plastic Pollution: Policy Initiatives to Address Wayward Waste, published on Environmental Health Perspectives, he shared this: The United States makes a significant contribution to marine plastic pollution, but it’s only twentieth on the list of coastal nations that…

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Mudballs

Nope, it’s not something you could use to hit your best friend’s face with when you’re mad at him/her lol… It’s a cleaning “gadget” for dirty creeks. It’s the antivirus for small bodies of water. :p This shot was taken in Palawan where we were shown how the mud ball works. Basically, one just have to throw the mud balls…

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Recycle Plastics

Plastics: Biodegradable or 100% Recycled? About three or four years ago, in one of our lecture series in Laguna, a school administrator asked whether claims of plastics being biodegradable are true or not. Frankly, I do not have any idea whether the claims are true (at least on a scientific level), and I said all I know is that these…

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Solid Waste Management for Schools

We will be heading to Caleruega next week for another of the School-based Ecological Solid Waste Management Program (SESWMP) Trainers’ Training Toyota Autoparts have been sponsoring, if I’m not mistaken, from around four years back. It is the fourth of the series, where student leaders are being thought the value of loving our environment, and helping them know ways on…

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