To further strengthen to continuing advocacy of the city government of Davao against the single use of plastic, the Mutya ng Davao 2018 and her court has launched its own campaign called A.T.S.U.P or campaign AgainsT Single-Use Plastic Davao.
Appropriate charges will be filed against those behind the importation of about 6,500 tons of plastic trash following their reshipment back to Pyeongtaek City, South Korea, a Bureau of Customs-10 (BOC-10) official said.
An intensified campaign on ecowaste management is eyed as environmental advocates, business sector, and community leaders convene this month for the 1st OYA Davao Eco waste Summit 2019.
After the entry here of several tons of imported discarded plastic materials sparked a national outcry, the governments of South Korean and the Philippines have decided to ship back the garbage to its country of origin.
A nationwide coalition of environmental advocates sees no positive gain in Davao City’s planned P2.5 Billion Waste-to-energy project with the Japanese
International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
An official of a company that engages in the recycling of plastic has asserted that their raw materials coming from South Korea are not toxic but are recyclable.
An environmental group has called on authorities on Saturday to return the tons of trash from South Korea that entered a local seaport recently as it urges the government to ban the importation of waste plastic.
To abate the threats on marine and coastal habitat degradation of Davao Gulf, a panel of experts in marine ecosystem is mulling to create a network of Marine Protected Areas in Davao region that could play a vital role in , sustaining the efforts on protection and conservation of the coastal and marine environment across the country.
Typhoon Ompong made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan on Saturday, by 1:40 a.m., and has left a trail of destruction and eight persons dead before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility.
The quarry operations in Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS), Davao del Norte might turn the island into another Boracay if not given an immediate attention by the concerned agencies, an official said.