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Pena: DENR officials cleared in Canada waste fiasco
REMEMBER the garbage imported from Canada that were labeled as recyclable plastic but turned out to be mixed waste with hazardous content? It took several years for the waste to be finally returned to Canada after years of negotiations.Around 100 ...
From 2 days ago
Pena: Plastic straws and stirrers to be banned
REPUBLIC Act 9003, or The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, is now 20 years old. After two decades, a lot still needs to be done to reduce waste and manage residuals. Some provisions of the law, like the ...
From 16 days ago
Pena: Nilad and other mangroves
LAST December 29, 2020, Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) led the planting of "nilad," a species of mangrove, at Baseco in Manila. This signals the start of the "Nilad for Maynila" project, which ...
From 30 days ago
Pena: The warming continues
IT SEEMS the lockdowns in 2020 were not enough to slow the Earth's warming. The reduced greenhouse gas emissions hardly made a dent. The year 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to the Goddard Institute ...
From 37 days ago
Pena: The solid waste law is 20 years old
REPUBLIC Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Law, is now 20 years old. Approved on January 26, 2001, it was the first law signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after taking over the Presidency from Joseph Estrada during the ...
From 44 days ago
Pena: Lesser air pollution at the year's start
NEW Year's eve is usually greeted with polluted air from fireworks and firecrackers. The first day of 2021 however had a much cleaner air compared to previous years. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that the air ...
From 51 days ago
Pena: Reducing food waste
BEFORE the year ended, there was good news from Congress. The House of Representatives approved a bill that would reduce food wastage through the donation or recycling of excess edible food. In the December 15, 2020 plenary session, 221 congressmen ...
From 59 days ago
Pena: There is Hope
IN MY column last December 2013, I visualized what Christmas in 2100 would be like. It will be dark and smoggy. People will attend Misa de Gallo wearing gas masks and then have a laboratory grown chicken and pig ...
From 73 days ago
Pena: The top plastic polluters according to BFFP
THE Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) movement conducts an annual activity that involves counting and documenting the brands on plastic waste found in different locations across the globe. This "brand audit," BFFP claims, is a powerful tool for recording and ...
From 79 days ago
Pena: Circular economy
IN PREPARATION for a talk on environment for the Pampanga laity, I read again a few pages of the encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si.’ The Pope was clearly aware of current environmental issues, including the concept of circular economy. ...
From 86 days ago