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Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

by Jed Alegado | May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 —–  Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program. The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. The campaign has already gained […]

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EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

by admin | April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from the local development fund. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition called on Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to authorize […]

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Stop Pandemic at Work: Recognize Covid-19 as an Occupational Disease

by admin | April 28, 2020

Statement on International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – 2020 28 April is a day of remembrance for workers who were killed, injured, or disabled due to a lack of proper health and safety at work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents […]

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Meet our youth activist of the week, Thara Bening from Indonesia

by admin | April 1, 2020

Meet our Youth Activist of the week, Thara Bening. Thara established River Warrior, a group of high school students that wanted to provide a solution to the plastic pollution problem in Brantas River, Indonesia. Since this time, Thara has been demonstrating to pass regulations on single-use plastic, has been monitoring their rivers, and educating her […]

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How wastepickers are affected by COVID-19

by admin | March 30, 2020

“I went to my sister’s place,” Rama says. “She told me, ‘I have two kilos of rice left. Let’s just divide it up.’” That’s what they did. Divided up the rice, cooked it with salt and made it last for 2 days. Now, when I called her up, she was brewing tea leaves for breakfast. […]

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