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Philippine trash trawlers earn little from virus-boosted surge in plastics

Virgilio Estuesta has picked through trash in the Philippines’ biggest city for four decades, and is noticing an unusually large amount of plastics during his daily trawl of about 15 kilometers.

An epidemic of contaminated waste is following the coronavirus

The world is struggling to deal with the spread of another medical problem created by the coronavirus — a deluge of contaminated waste. During the...

Trash send-off

Members of the non-government EcoWaste Coalition raise their message against the illegal entry of foreign waste into the Philippines as 2.561 tons of mixed plastic and electronic waste from Hong Kong is sent back on Monday, June 3, after it was discovered at the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental.

Palace: PHL to send back Australian trash

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said the government wants the trash recently dumped in Misamis Oriental shipped back to Australia.

Palace: PHL to ‘shoulder all expenses’ in shipping back Canadian trash

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday said the Philippine government will now shoulder all expenses for shipping back Canada’s garbage.

All that election trash

CENTRAL VISAYAS: CEBU CITY A pedestrian walks past campaign posters dumped along Archbishop Reyes Avenue in Cebu City. DAVAO: MATI CITY, DAVAO ORIENTAL Members of a multi-sector...

169 tons of campaign trash collected; MMDA offers materials for repurposing

A TOTAL of 168.84 tons of campaign trash was collected by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) following the just-concluded midterm elections, including those placed outside designated areas during the campaign period and those taken down after Monday’s vote.

Korean government vows to take back trash

THE SOUTH Korean government has assured that it is taking measures to bring back to their country the garbage-filled containers that entered the Mindanao Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental on July 21 and just recently reported.

Tons of trash

Workers collect trash washed up by strong waves along the Manila Bay shore as the southwest monsoon, intensified by tropical storm Karding (international name: Yagi), brought rains and floods in the National Capital Region over the weekend.

Ombudsman suspends DENR exec for abandoned Canadian trash

THE Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna in connection with the abandoned shipment of garbage imported from Canada to the Philippines in 2013, according to a statement released on Friday.

China to burn, not bury, as it tackles trash challenge

WUJIANG, CHINA — Thousands of tons of urban waste are hidden behind scrubbed white walls at a new power plant on the outskirts of...