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Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? ‘Go zero waste instead’

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President Rodrigo Duterte is considering the adoption of waste-to-energy facilities in the country. But environmental scientist Jorge Emmanuel explains why this may not be a good idea

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 26, 2017) — It was in his first State of the Nation Address when President Rodrigo Duterte first revealed his plan to explore the adoption of appropriate waste-to-energy facilities in the country. Continue reading Waste-to-energy technologies in PH? ‘Go zero waste instead’

Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites

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OPEN DUMP SITE. Many local government units in the Philippines have yet to comply with the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. File photo by Randy Datu/Rappler
The Environmental Management Bureau has identified and submitted the list of 350 LGUs ‘with recurring and blatant violations’ of open dump sites to the Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 10, 2016) — The Office of the Ombudsman said on Wednesday, February 10, that it will investigate nearly 600 local government officials in 13 regions in the Continue reading Ombudsman to probe 600 local execs for illegal dump sites