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Group that named PH as top ocean plastic polluter apologizes for 2015 report

Ocean Conservancy has released an apology regarding the framing of its 2015 report naming East Asian and Southeast Asian countries as the top plastic waste contributors

employee of marikina cemo empties a bottle of used oil into a barrel for collection
LOOK: In Marikina, used cooking oil is collected and recycled to make blocks

The local government has been collecting used oil from households since 2008 instead of letting it clog waterways that can lead to flooding

Sustainable business practices aren’t impossible—even for chain companies

Embracing sustainability can be a challenge, but this hotel chain is taking it on

Pasig City’s free bike lessons are back this Independence Day

If you’re looking for an alternative mode of transport but don’t know how to ride on two wheels, Pasig Transport is conducting another run of free bike lessons at Emerald Avenue in Ortigas this Sunday, June 12

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Be a forest ranger for a day in Ipo Watershed 

Starting June 25, you can sign up for weekend treks and plant native seedlings at the watershed for P600. The fee also contributes to the salaries of forest rangers tasked to manage and protect the area

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Swap clothes and photography stuff at these events this weekend

Sip Swap Shop Sustainable Fashion Sample Sale in Muntinlupa and Fotobaryo Marketplace and Swapmeet in Quezon City are happening on May 28 to 29

leeroy new bamboo spheres art installation ateneo de manila university
You can harvest produce from this art installation in Ateneo this International Museum Day

The Ateneo Art Gallery will open artist Leeroy New’s “Mebuyan’s Colony” to the public to harvest vegetables that have grown on it

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Plastic waste can break down in days thanks to these newly engineered enzymes

Enzymes that break down plastic swiftly are not new, but they often require high temperatures. This new one can do it across a range of temperature and pH conditions, making it usable in many settings

plastic sachets from the ocean photographed by mandy barker
A photographer’s ocean plastic project captures PH’s sachets of recent past

Mandy Barker teamed up with La Union-based art residency Emerging Islands to unearth the plastics plaguing our shores and the problems that come with it

artificial anthuriums
Fresh flowers are beautiful but energy-intensive. Why not switch to these artificial anthuriums?

Reevein Studio’s artificial anthuriums are made from recycled scraps, branches, cotton threads, tapioca flour, and recycled plastic bottles