Together WEEE Can! An E-Waste Collection Concert organized by the Ecowaste Coalition that took place last November 5 at the Marikina Sports Center has placed the spotlight on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), or what is popularly known as e-waste, and the need to safely manage this rising waste stream to protect human health and the ecosystems from toxic pollution.
BENGALURU, India — Groceries stashed in the back of an electric delivery scooter are an increasingly familiar sight in the Indian city of Bengaluru. In crowded markets, electric rickshaws drop off and pick up passengers. And the number of tech startups focused on electric transport has shot up as the city — and country — embrace electric vehicles.
Over the last decade, there has been a growing preference for products made by companies that have built purpose and sustainability into their business model. Research also shows that consumers are now willing to change their consumption habits to lessen their negative impact on the environment.
ADVOCATES of a toxic-free environment welcome the initiative of the government in investing in climate-neutral approaches and direction toward a circular economy. However, BAN Toxics Inc. said a more sustainable approach to address the concerns of overproduction and consumption is needed as the country embarks on the full implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) law, particularly on plastic packaging waste.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has put in place “stringent” rules for the issuance of environmental compliance certificates (ECC) under the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System (PEISS) for floating photovoltaic (FPV) plants in Laguna de Bay.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has issued Executive Order (EO) 35, establishing the “Inter-Agency Council for the Pasig River Urban Development” as part of the administration’s response to the urgent need to rehabilitate and enhance the quality of life along the banks of the Pasig River.
THE GLOBAL GREEN GROWTH INSTITUTE (GGGI) has appointed Marcel J. Silvius as its new Country Representative in the Philippines. GGGI, an inter-governmental treaty-based organization, is to lend support to the Philippine government in the transition towards climate-resilient and inclusive green growth.