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Philippine groups seek ambitious approach on single-use plastics

Hundreds and thousands of tons of plastic can be found in swirling convergences that make up about 40 percent of the world's ocean surfaces

Philippine green group promotes ‘Zero Waste’ to reduce toxic, waste pollution

January has been declared “Zero Waste Month” by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 760, signed in 2014 by former President Aquino

Green group BAN Toxics reiterates warning against firecrackers during holidays

Data from the Department of Health show that fireworks-related injuries in 2021 reached 189, higher than the 123 cases in 2020

Green group launches ‘toxic-free, waste-free’ Christmas

The highlight of the program was a showcase of creative “parols” (Christmas lanterns) designed by select students from all grade levels

Address country’s crisis on plastic, toxic, waste, President Marcos urged

“It’s high time for the government to prioritize the protection of the environment and public health"

BAN Toxics promote use of reusable eco-friendly bags

A 2018 study on waste management practices revealed that the Philippines still has problems with proper wastes disposal

Green watchdog calls on Philippine gov’t to ratify total ban on...

Environmental watchdog BAN Toxics called on the government to ratify the Basel Ban or “risk becoming the toxic waste dump of the world”

Green group presses for toxics, wastes-free Philippine schools

Protection of children from toxic chemicals and wastes should be prioritized because they are “uniquely vulnerable to its adverse effects”

Green group calls on candidates to include ‘sound waste management’ in...

BAN Toxics said health and environmental issues should be among the priorities of those running for office on May 9

Philippine green group backs UN move to address plastic waste crisis

The plastic pollution crisis is one of the Philippines’ biggest waste challenges

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