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Pena: Textile waste recycling
I'M NO longer involved in the paper manufacturing process. However, I still receive through snail mail my regular magazine from Valmet, a leading supplier of paper-making machines and equipment. One article in the magazine caught my attention. It’s about Valmet ...
From 4 days ago
Pena: World Environment Day 2021
TOMORROW, June 5, is World Environment Day (WED). This event was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. It was also on this date that ...
From 11 days ago
Pena: A long-term solution to the plastic problem
Last May 25 was ‘International Plastic Free Day’. The organizers of the movement said that if every person in the world stopped using one single-use piece of plastic for one day, we’d avoid over 7.6 billion items of plastic on ...
From 18 days ago
Peña: The 2020 State of the Global Climate Report
THE United Nations report on the State of the Global Climate for 2020 was released recently. The 28th report of the World Metrological Organization (WMO) documents indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, ...
From 32 days ago
Pena: Artificial light
IN THE modern world, lighting at night is a necessity. We have street lights and perimeter lights for safety and security on the road and in our homes. There are also decorative lights, neon signs and others. Apart from the ...
From 39 days ago
Pena: Handmade paper from cogon grass
COGON grass (Imperata cylindrica), “talahib” in Tagalog and “palat” in Kapampangan is a ubiquitous part of Philippine landscape. This grass with hard stalks and saw-toothed leaves rapidly invades any piece of land. It is a stubborn grass and very difficult ...
From 46 days ago
Pena: Climate change impacts Philippine rice production
ACCORDING to a USAid factsheet, the Philippines is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, rising temperatures and extreme rainfall. This is due to its high exposure to natural ...
From 53 days ago
Pena: Waste plastic in roads
THE disposal of plastic waste is a big environmental problem. Plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade. Improper disposal results in flooding, pollution and harm to marine life. While some plastics are recycled and some are burned in cement kilns ...
From 67 days ago
Pena: World Water Day 2021
THIS March 22, 2021, World Water Day (WWD) will be celebrated online for the first time. The WWD celebrates water and raises awareness of the global water crisis, and a core focus of the observance is to support the achievement ...
From 88 days ago
Pena: What to do with discarded clothes
THE fashion industry is the second-largest source of industrial pollution. It is resource intensive too. Did you know that a pair of jeans needs around 6,800 liters of water to make? Thus, re-using clothes is good for the environment. It ...
From 95 days ago