“The problem with microplastics is that we have found out that on the surface of microplastics are persistent organic pollutants…and this is what ends up going into our food for that matter, into our water,” said Visiting Scientist Dr. Jorge Augustin Emmanuel of the Silliman University Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences at the Visayas launching…

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Bayawan, Bacolod, and Sipalay City, along with the municipalities of Cauayan, Hinoba-an, Basay, Sta. Catalina, and Siaton have declared their commitment to reduce plastic waste in their communities by the year 2020. This declaration, also known as the “Bayawan Agreement”, was signed by representatives of the mentioned Local Government Units (LGU) and all guests present…

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