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Is your home a plastic-free zone? Here’s how your sustainable, plastic-free lifestyle can help address the global plastic crisis, according to Oceana 

“Every time we click check out in any online shopping platform, we contribute to the plastic crisis not only in our country but all over the world. If we don’t rethink our strategies, even if the pandemic doesn’t kill us, plastic pollution will,” warns Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos, Vice President of international advocacy group Oceana. … Read more

LGUs weighed down by plastic, solid waste aside from COVID-19 response

The country’s local government units (LGU) are left to face the burden of solving the worsening plastic pollution problem while the national government continues to sit on policies that could solve the solid waste crisis. In a press conference with Oceana recently, Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon affirmed the need for the ban of single-use plastic … Read more

Oceana senior adviser Alexandra Cousteau rallies PH youth groups vs plastic pollution

Even at a very young age, Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of renowned undersea explorer and scuba diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau, already knew the potential of the youth in bringing about change as she rallied support from them for ocean conservation.   In the Generational Conversations organized by Oceana and Kids for Kids recently, Cousteau shared how she developed the … Read more

Marine Plastic Threatens Food Security

Plastic materials polluting the waters threaten the country’s food safety and security.   Top Australian fishery veterinarian Dr. Matt Landos, pointed out during a recent webinar conducted by Oceana with International Pollutants Elimination Network and Ecowaste Coalition, that microplastic particles have been found to be responsible for serious harm to aquatic life. He said microscopic … Read more

Deputy Speaker Legarda calls for investigation and audit on implementation of RA 9003 and unperformed mandates of National Solid Waste Management Commission and agencies

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda filed a resolution yesterday, (June 2) to investigate and audit the National Solid Waste Management Commission’s (NSWMC) and relevant government agencies on the implementation of Republic Act No. 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which became effective in 2001. “Despite these legal mandates and … Read more