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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

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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

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Don’t just throw away your face shields. Send it to this recycling service

Goodbye, face shields! But wait! Don’t just throw it anywhere

P1,000 bills could soon be plastic-based. It’s more durable, hygienic, and even recyclable, says BSP

Starting next year, the Bangko Sentral will be rolling out polymer-based P1,000 bills that are said to last up to 4 times longer than paper money

No more plastic straws and stirrers in PH soon—at least that’s DENR’s dream

20 years after the passage of RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, DENR’s next step is to gradually phase out non-environmentally acceptable products listed in the law

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Finally, a shipping solution sans plastic! This one uses compostable bags

We can all agree that the only downside to online shopping is the obscene amount of plastic packaging that comes with it. Enter Fifth Express

LOOK: Iconic chairs get refurbished with upcycled plastic from displaced Taal residents

In 1925, Hungarian architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer, then an apprentice at the furniture-making…

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We almost banned single-use plastic. Then a pandemic came and now it’s back

Over the past few years, we’ve reported a number of cities in the country that…

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Face masks (alone) can’t save you and it’s also killing the environment

Surgical face masks are at the center of this COVID-19 pandemic. Here, medical frontliners are…

Single-use plastics banned in Philippine government offices

The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…