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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


Single-Use Plastics

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

Instagram-worthy QC restaurant advocates ‘plastic-free’ and ‘zero-waste’ lifestyle

Student, workers, friends, and families are continuously making a beeline to this quaint restaurant in Quezon City ever since it opened its doors three years ago.  Located within the Diliman Bonsai Society compound along C.P. Garcia Avenue in Diliman (in front of the UP Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology building), Gubat Quezon City has been serving Filipino fare … 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

Groups to NSWMC: Plastic Straws and Stirrers in the NEAPP List Most Welcome But Not Enough to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Civil society and academic groups and a local government official in Ormoc City said including only two single-use items, the plastic straws and stirrers in the list of Non-Environmentally Acceptable Products and Packaging (NEAPP) is not enough to address the mounting problem plastic pandemic in the country. “While this is a much welcome development, considering … Read more

Private Enterprises Avoided by Choice a Million Single-Use Plastic Waste in Two Months

Some entrepreneurs and private enterprises chose to focus on long-term sustainability and health of the people and planet over short-term profits. They willfully dodged single-use plastic in their products and packaging and Oceana helped them record the volume of waste avoided from their combined efforts for the protection of our environment. #DiNaSingle enterprises composed of … Read more