Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Peña: Trade of plastic now in Basel convention
IN 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) adopted the “Cairo Guidelines and Principles for the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Waste,” which contains recommendations concerning the export of hazardous waste. UNEP wanted to enlarge the scope of this international ...
From 7 days ago
Peña: The healing power of nature
WE ALL have experienced stress. It's part of life. There's good stress though, like when taking an exam or engaging in sports or competitions. This stress enables us 'run the extra mile', so to speak.According to medical books, when you ...
From 13 days ago
Peña: Farewell, LPL
I WAS in a training in Manila when I got a Viber message -- a helicopter crashed in Bulacan and Mr. Levy P. Laus or LPL, as he was called by peers and subordinates, was on it. Immediately I called ...
From 20 days ago
Peña: Earth Day 2019
LAST April 22, the world celebrated Earth Day with the theme “Protect our Species.” The focus for this year’s celebration is the protection of endangered species. The world is faced with unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and ...
From 27 days ago
Pena: The cost of plastic pollution in the ocean
LAST month, a dead whale found in Mabini, Compostela Valley yielded 40 kilos of plastic in its stomach including 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags.American biologist Darrell Blatchley, director of the D’ Bone Collector ...
From 42 days ago
Pena: Rainwater harvesting
I WAS surprised to learn that as early as 1989, a law was passed mandating rainwater harvesting. It came out in the news recently as some lawmakers want to investigate why the law was not effectively implemented. This is in ...
From 48 days ago
Pena: World Water Day 2019
WORLD Water Day (WWD) 2019 was celebrated last March 22. Very timely, considering the water supply problem going on in some parts of Manila and the drought in some regions. In Manila, it seems the water shortage problem was more ...
From 55 days ago
Peña: What we throw away
GARBAGE in equals garbage out, figuratively and literally. To come up with definitive actions on the never-ending garbage problem, there is a need for accurate data. It’s good that the Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) came ...
From 69 days ago
Pena: Harmful from extraction to destruction
THERE’S this joke about three insurance salesmen who bragged about the extent of coverage of their insurance policies. One of them boasted that they cover from “birth to death”. Another countered that they have a better offer because they insure ...
From 76 days ago
Pena: Refill revolution
ONE of the causes of the garbage problem is packaging, especially plastics and non-recyclables. A good example is sachet, a small and cheap retail version of everything from personal care products to condiments.It rides on the pinoy “tingi” culture and ...
From 90 days ago