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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Metro Clark expands landfill capacity 

METRO CLARK Waste Management Corp. (MCWM) announced that it completed its expansion project at its landfill facility in Kalangitan in Clark, Pampanga as part of its efforts to meet the country’s growing waste disposal requirements. “The country’s first engineered sanitary landfill was expanded to fulfill MCWM’s mission to provide world-class waste disposal services to more […]

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 […]

3-day ‘waste summit’ to tackle rehabilitation of Inayawan landfill

THE safe closure and rehabilitation of the 15.4-hectare Inayawan Sanitary landfill is one of the concerns that will be tackled during the three-day waste management summit organized by the Cebu City Government.The three-day “waste summit” started on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the SM Seaside City Cebu.In his keynote message, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama […]

Holcim ramps up waste management initiatives

HOLCIM Philippines, Inc. said it ramped up its waste management projects in 2021 and will sustain these efforts in the coming year. Through its waste management unit, Geocycle, the company converted almost 200,000 tons of biomass and industrial and municipal wastes into alternative fuels and raw materials for cement production through co-processing. Geocycle also partnered […]

MHIEC Receives Order from Sendai City to Refurbish Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant

TOKYO, Nov 16, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from Sendai City (Miyagi Pref.) for refurbishment of its Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant, an incineration plant for municipal solid waste. The order calls […]

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 […]

DENR reports successful closure of illegal dumpsites in Central Luzon  

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it has successfully closed all illegal dumpsites in the Central Luzon region, citing close cooperation with local governments.    “LGUs (Local government units) in Central Luzon played a significant role in the closure of open dumpsites in the region and have been cooperative and supportive with the DENR campaign including implementation of Solid […]