URC opens two collection sites to attain ‘plastic neutrality’ 

UNIVERSAL Robina Corp. (URC) announced on Wednesday that it opened two more collection sites as part of its recycling initiative. The news sites located in Sambat in Balayan, Batangas, and Nagasi in La Carlota, Negros Occidental are collecting used bottles and recyclable plastic waste. URC said that around 281 kilos of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles […]

Baguio’s Net Profit Increased by 45%, Contracts On Hand Recorded a Historical High with a Substantial Increase of around 60% to HK$3.4 billion

HONG KONG, Aug 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Baguio Green Group Limited (“Baguio” or the “Group”, Stock Code: 1397.HK) is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2022 (the “Period”). During the Period, revenue was approximately HK$710 million, representing an increase of approximately 22% as […]

Mondelez partners with Megaworld for waste collection drive

FOOD manufacturer Mondelez International has partnered with Megaworld Corp. for a waste collection initiative involving the latter’s malls. The new partnership launched on Aug. 17 will involve a year-long waste collection drive in five Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, particularly Eastwood Mall, Lucky Chinatown Mall, McKinley Hall, Uptown Bonifacio, and Arcovia City. The collection drive began on […]

Editorial: Solving the plastic problem

There is a disconnection between theory and practice, principles and experiences of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management (CCA-DRRM).The gaps are crucial as Filipinos, along with other citizens in the world, grapple with extreme weather on earth.“Extreme weather” refers to phenomena that is unusual or severe for a particular place or time.However, […]

Puregold makes a move to lessen the use of plastics by its consumers

According to the World Bank and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, are throwing away billions to the ocean by continuing to use single-use plastics. In a blog, World Bank Managing Director for Operations Axel van Trotsenburg and ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi said Asean states lose as […]

URC backs plastic neutrality

GOKONGWEI-LED Universal Robina Corp. (URC) launched a program that will collect, recover and divert plastic trash as part of its long-term goal of achieving plastic neutrality. “We are aiming to make lasting, concrete changes on an institutional level, in a way that affects all operations and demonstrates our resolve as a world-class manufacturer,” URC President […]

Cuenco: Battling the plastic bottle

One only has to look at the number of personal care items used in a day to become concerned about the volume of plastic waste that is being generated by every person. Although citizens and corporations are becoming more environmentally conscious, not many consumer goods or cosmetics companies have made a strong push to reduce […]

Curbs on plastics output seen needed

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan LEGISLATION that will hold plastics producers accountable for managing the life cycle of their products will make companies conscious of the possible legal fallout from acting irresponsibly, but curbs on imports and production may ultimately be needed, environmental advocates said. “If properly and fully implemented the law has significant potential […]

Congress clears report on firms’ duty over plastic goods

THE CONGRESS has ratified a consolidated version of a bill seeking to cut the Philippines’ plastic footprint by holding enterprises accountable for the life cycle of their plastic products. The bicameral conference committee report extending producer responsibility (EPR) on plastic products adopted both House Bill 10696 and Senate Bill 2425 as a working draft. “The proposed […]

‘Scubasurero’ underwater cleanup held by Therma Visayas in Toledo

LEADING up to the celebration of Earth Day this year, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI), in partnership with the Aboitiz Foundation, organized an underwater garbage cleanup with its volunteer “Scubasureros” in Barangay Bato, Toledo City, Cebu last April 14, 2022.“Scubasurero is a term coined from ‘scuba diving’ and ‘basurero’ or garbage collector,” said Therma […]

Coca-Cola Beverages PHL ramps up recycling efforts

COCA-COLA Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI) is ramping up its plastic bottle collection program to include more communities. Through its program “Tapon to Ipon: Basta Klaro, Panalo,” clear beverage plastic bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material are collected and recycled by PETValue Philippines, the country’s first bottle-to-bottle recycling facility. “Through Tapon to Ipon, we want […]

Doing good for the environment with Watsons Sustainable Choices

TRUSTED health and wellness partner Watsons continues to provide Filipinos with a wider range of products while staying true to its brand promise of looking good, doing good and feeling great through its sustainability efforts.Watsons Sustainable Choices has launched an unprecedented collaboration with Plastic Bank that is expected to further boost the retailer’s efforts to […]

Globe and Green Antz partner for single-use plastic avoidance and upcycling

Globe joins hands with Green Antz Builders and its distribution partners in an urgent mission to drive environmental conservation through the responsible disposal and processing of single-use plastic wastes. The partnership is a year-long engagement to responsibly dispose and process single-use plastic waste and look for potential solutions to this growing social and environmental problem. […]

LTFRB: Remove PUV Plastic barriers; Gwen: How about face shields too?

THE plastic barriers placed in public utility vehicles (PUV) to separate passengers from one another amid the Covid-19 pandemic can now be removed beginning Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Road Transportation Assistant Secretary Steve Pastor said there was no evidence the barriers could protect passengers from getting Covid-19 in public transport. Memorandum […]

Environmentalists sue gov’t for ‘inaction’ on plastic pollution 

By Angelica Y. Yang, Reporter   MORE THAN 50 petitioners from the youth, fisherfolk and waste management sectors have filed a lawsuit against government officials for their alleged inaction on releasing the list of non-environmentally acceptable products (NEAP).   This comes four months after the groups said they intend to press charges against the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and other […]