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The pizza chain is stepping up its anti-plastic initiative.
Shakey’s celebrated one year of being plastic-neutral earlier this year. To be plastic neutral essentially means that it is able to recover and remove as much plastic waste from the environment as it uses. It does this primarily through recycling or waste ...
 
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It's enough for a fancy buffet dinner (if buffets were still a thing).
We’ve all heard stories about how the planet is dying because of too much plastic in the world. And the Philippines, not suprisingly, is one of the world’s worst offenders in the plastic pollution problem, as well as the rest of Southeast ...
 
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It’s not that simple.
It didn’t take long before citizens on social media reacted to the news about “white sand” being dumped on Manila’s baywalk area. Workers contracted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources were seen bringing the sand to a stretch of the ...
 
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He transferred the role of the PRRC to the Manila Bay Task Force.
President Duterte has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), citing efforts to “right-size” the government. Last November 8, Duterte signed Executive Order 93, which formally erased the PRRC. By abolishing the PRRC and transferring its powers to the Manila Bay Task ...
 
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Petition to make 'sustainable gifting' a thing.
Christmas is a time for celebrations and merriment, but based on statistics around the world, this excessiveness comes at a cost. People generate more waste during the holiday season than any other time of the year, and the numbers show no improvement.In ...
 
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Its straws are compact, portable, and dead useful. Also, good for the earth.
Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.Straws: the most contentious liquid delivery system in America, thanks to Starbucks and proliferating city-wide plastic straw bans. But hey, we gotta do ...
 
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“There are no easy answers but we owe it to the future to explore it right?”
When the Global Climate Strike (GCS) took place for one full week last September, news outlets jumped at the chance to cover the phenomenon. Immediately after the media announced that thousands of people had taken to the streets, the actual numbers jumped ...
 
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These local businesses are promoting sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
You don’t need to look far to see the most recent casualty of climate change. Last week, Good Shepherd announced they’ve run out of supplies of ube or purple yam because of global warming. Purple ube simply wouldn’t grow anymore, according to ...
 
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It's made from almost 30,000 plastic bottles.
With the effects of the global climate crisis growing at an alarming rate, every little bit of action to preserve the environment helps. This includes the efforts of Lamitan City in Basilan to minimize waste by recycling tens of thousands of plastic ...
 
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When 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York on August 28 after sailing the Atlantic Ocean, environmental activism experienced a reawakening.
The Global Climate Strike (GCS) is a week-long campaign against the climate crisis that has resulted in irreversible damage over the years. The campaign just kickstarted last September 20, but it had been making waves long before, through the voice of Swedish ...
 
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Its number of users surged amid the Amazon forest fires.
On August 26, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro refused $20-million aid for the Amazon from the G7, the block of the world’s wealthiest nations composed of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. The Amazon, which has been burning at ...
 
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The Amazon is currently burning at the highest recorded rate since 2013.
Fire season has officially begun for the Amazon Rainforest. This is said to typically occur from July to September because of the dry season, and usually stops by November. However, nothing seems ordinary about the forest fire this year, and the rate ...
 
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We're going to break the heat index.
One thing to remember while the president embarks on racist tirades against sitting members of Congress is that his administration is largely doing nothing—and, in fact, is rolling back many of our efforts—to combat an existential threat to human civilization as we know it. Yes, ...
 
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It's high time to act.
If ranking low in peace wasn't enough, a new study also found that the Philippines, and most of Asia, has the highest risk of climate hazards.The Global Peace Index, a report by Sydney-based non-profit think tank Institute for Economics & Peace, has created a ...
 
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Don't bite the end of this pencil!
A Cebu startup has created pencils that can grow into plants. Eco Hub Cebu has replaced pencil erasers with seeds, so that when the pencil is no longer useful for writing, it can be planted to become any of a variety of ...
 
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The #trashtag movement has gained a sizeable financial boost.
With the complex and neverending problems we read about on the Internet these days, from fake news to privacy issues, it’s refreshing to see good news come out of it once in a while.One such example is the #trashtag movement, a cause ...
 
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Humans have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than the last century.
Plastic pollution is at an all-time high. The world is simply swamped with so much harmful plastic waste that microplastics in our seas have outnumbered the stars in the galaxy.From how much we use and the time it takes to degrade to how it ...
 
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Could this lead to a long-term solution to our plastic problem?
On March 15, a beaked whale was found dead on the shores of Compostela Valley, sparking public concern when 40 kilograms of plastic waste was found in its stomach. Single-use plastics are still commonly used in most places, adding to the ever-present ...
 
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That's enough sachets every year to cover Metro Manila's landmass in one foot of plastic.
Much has been written about the Philippines’ plastic pollution problem. Previous studies have ranked the Philippines as the third biggest ocean polluter of plastic, and many Filipinos have declared that stances on the issue will influence their vote in the upcoming senatorial elections.To show ...
 
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It sounds nice, but it's actually apocalyptic.
Wow! This seems bad!A study in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences published Wednesday and tracked by CNN found 2018 was the hottest year on record for the planet's oceans. We started keeping track in 1958. Want to know what the previous hottest year was? 2017. ...
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