The Eco-products International Fair 2009 will be held from March 19-22 at the SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila, Phillippines. This annual event is organised by the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), and the Philippine Business for the Environment (PBE).
“Wastes segregation begins at home.”
Practicing proper waste segregation reduced our household waste to 20% – the rest being recycled.
Metro Manila disposes tons of garbage everyday and time will come that its landfills can no longer accommodate all its wastes.
Our household trash is ordinarily composed of old news papers and scrap papers; cartoons and card boards; plastic bottles and plastic scraps; Styrofoam and the inedible parts of fruits and vegetables that we consume. Instead that those trashes end up to the garbage collectors we managed to segregate and recycle. We piled the scrap papers and card boards in a big cartoon then we allocated a separate sack for our plastic bottles and plastic scraps. Our lifestyle here sometimes demands for the consumption of plastic bottled drinks. Nevertheless, we are trying to be responsible consumer by properly disposing our plastic trash. Read more
I received this article as a forwarded e-mail message from a concerned co-earthling. I think I should post it here as one of my simple acts for this planet.
“Don’t run away from your problem,” 10-year-old Xandrinne admonishes her playmates who hurriedly left their game to seek the intercession of a favorite relative. Eavesdropping, I marvel at the child’s wisdom and maturity. How I wish the same could be said of our political leaders.
Politicians scrambled for the allocation of additional congressional districts (visualize added fat pork barrels) with the news of a galloping population growth. With overpopulation, poverty, pollution, and the fish and agriculture crisis hounding this nation, people expect their leaders to forget politics and instead craft stringent policies to lessen the repercussions on the limited and threatened resources, the economy and human development. Read more