Zero Waste

A milestone worth celebrating: Apo Island is PH’s first Zero Waste Island

18 September 2021, Philippines–After a year of successfully sustaining its Zero Waste efforts, Apo Island—a barangay (village) in Dauin municipality in Negros Oriental, Philippines—is now tagged as the county’s 1st Zero Waste Island Barangay. “The community is proud of what…

New Study: Zero Waste Systems Could Create Thousands of Good Jobs for Cities Around the World

Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 17 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that cities that invest in Zero Waste programs and policies create good green jobs, in addition to known benefits…

Pollution Prevention Groups Press Government to Ban Non-Environmentally Acceptable Products and Packaging

1 February 2021, Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition and Oceana Philippines urged the national government to roll out a long-overdue policy that could help the country leapfrog to a zero waste and toxic-free circular economy. The groups specifically asked the…

EcoWaste Coalition Honors Customs Official with “Environmental Justice Award” for Re-Exporting Illegal Waste Shipments to South Korea

20 January 2021, Quezon City. The waste and pollution watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition presented the “Environmental Justice Award” to Bureau of Customs-Region 10 District Collector John Simon in a virtual ceremony held yesterday. Simon, a customs official with 31 years…

Environment Groups launch activities for Zero Waste Month

Philippine environment groups belonging to the About BFFP movement launched their activities at the opening of the celebration of the National Zero Waste Month. The Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is a global movement working towards a future free from…