y should we recycle plastics?

English: Recycle logo

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if u live in areas wer pple can recycle plastics, pls do so. pity r those who live in rural areas or isolated islands! most likely, dey don’t disposed off deir trash properly….

i’ve seen pple still burning plastic waste here in d phils! tis s really sad…. our clean air act & ecological solid waste mgt act prohibit d burning of waste….but to no avail….

pple r not aware dat burning anything chlorinated bellow 800 deg C will emit dioxin & furans…d nastiest chemicals known 2man!

but hu cares? f u do….pls help educate our fellow men.

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infographics courtesy of:

http://www.onlineeducation.net/2012/12/17/fantastic-plastic

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how much water do one consume in a day?

This amazing graphic story by Angella Morelli shows that one can consume about 3.5 cubic meters f water per day depending on wat activity & wat kinda food one eat!

here’s d link 2d info-graphic: http://www.angelamorelli.com/water/

here’s a jpg version of d info-graphic:

re-usable chopsticks!

just got a nice gift fr vivere hotel

Japanese „hashi“ chopsticks and single use „wa...

Japanese „hashi“ chopsticks and single use „waribashi“ chopsticks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

last week when we conducted an environmental workshop w/ deir staff……a pair of re-usable chopsticks, spoon & fork….all packaged in a nice small bag! d guys from wwf – world wildlife fund also got deirs as well as doc pepz cunanan & haresh daswani who joined me in conducting the workshop…now i’m ready to eat anywhere w/o using plastic or disposable single use utensils! here’s a pix of d cool stuff. i’m now a one happy eater!

electric tricycles

tricycles r nasty rides emitting a lot of pollution….coz motorcycles r made 2transport 2pple & not 4 or more. electric trikes r a better option indeed. no emission & less cost. wat else do u want?

tis s how u prevent pollution!

air pollution at cagayan de oro city

Map of Misamis Oriental showing the location o...

Map of Misamis Oriental showing the location of Cagayan de Oro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

last march 18, 2012; i was at d gardens of malasag eco-tourism village when i chanced upon the black smoke being emitted by a gothong ship liner & chimney of a factory somewhere in d low lying area of cdo. tis emissions really ruined d nice scenery of macajalar bay. hope the dept. f environment & natural resources office in cdo is monitoring tis kind of emissions….d denr ofc is located up in d mountain of malasag…surely dey can see tis pollution too….ooops…march 18th was a sunday! no office work 4denr employees….

d question is….how can we stop d pollution?

grassroots

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things will change soon….

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WHO SUFFERS MOST FROM EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS?

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thirsty 4d answer? check out d briefing paper:

GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2011
WEATHER-RELATED LOSS EVENTS IN 2009 AND 1990 TO 2009
by Sven Harmeling

according 2d report:

The ten most impacted countries from 1990-2009 were:

1. Bangladesh
2. Myanmar
3. Honduras
4. Nicaragua
5. Vietnam
6. Haiti
7. Philippines
8. Dominican Republic
9. Mongolia
10. Tajikistan

click here 2download d pdf file (GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2011):

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save water…take a 30 secs shower!

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according to a military guy….

Get wet in shower for just 10 seconds max. Turn off and lather up properly for two minutes to get clean. Shower 20 seconds max, to rinse off.

Avoids the scenario where most people expect the water to wash off dirt. Only contact provides sufficient skin oil solubility via mixing and kinetic energy to dislodge dirt. And 99.9% of water molecules never touch the skin .

The Thirty second shower surely saves precious potable water.

pls. be reminded that military pple have short hairs….no wonder they can rinse shampoo easily….installing low flow shower heads can do d trick…they consume less water so you can shower more than 30 seconds!

safe needle disposal

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i just received a snail mail package of one dozen Yellowone Needle Cap (Antivirus) from ms. han pham (d designer/inventor) herself!

Yellowone Needle Cap is a non-reusable sharps container for disposal of hypodermic needles. It is designed for syringes with luer-slip. The cap fits over 90 percent of all beverage cans in the world.

will now start to work on how poor clinics in the philippines can safely disposed off their sharps to protect d health workers, patients, communities as well as d environment!

sharp wastes can be minimized by 90% by segregating d needles fr d syringes after each use….infectious waste disposal is an expensive activity so reducing its volume mean savings in disposal costs!

best practices in health care recommend the segregation of needles/sharps at point of use. Source: WHO. it is the needle that is dangerous. It sticks deep – it goes straight into the muscle or the vein. The syringe itself does no harm, because it cannot cut or stick deep through the skin. Therefore, it can be disposed according to local regulations. Source: Annelie Ginzel, MSF.

for those who are not in compliance w/ republic act 6969 (toxic & hazardous waste law), e.g. they don’t have a proper treatment facility nearby. probably a sharp pit (or burial pit) can be a safer alternative. it is very interesting to note that many needles end up in open dumpsites that r accessible to scavengers that recycles them w/o proper treatment.