Marlet D. Salazar

Once more, La Salle students bag environmental innovation competition

For the second straight year, a team from De La Salle University-Manila has bagged Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City country finals. This team then represented the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific regional finals held in the last week of August. Don Emmanuel Santamaria and Fae Nicole Serrano, Team Green Goldies from DLSU-Manila, won for …

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Water hyacinth as material for pet pods

This river nuisance can make your animal companions ‘feel more at home’

The US pet industry is estimated to grow to $72.13 billion in 2018 from $69.51 billion in 2017. With that number also comes the increased amount of trash that each discarded pet toy or pet food packaging that ends up in landfills, if not in the oceans. This, and the hefty price tag of a …

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Ocean polluted with plastic wastes

An essential bioplastic appliance has been ‘put in the fridge’; ask its maker to make it available in the market now

Modern manufacturing techniques have made the environment-friendly bioplastic easier and more affordable to produce, prompting many more companies to lend their support to bioplastic production. But while many have become part of the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance, the association of manufacturers and corporations that have pledged to support the use of bioplastics, recent reports show that …

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These resorts list their first, and most important, customer as Mother Nature

Even before Boracay was ordered off-limits to tourists, there had been local government units and resort owners trying to learn from the island’s “overtourism” that have led to the abuse of the environment. One of those resort owners is One-Of Collection, the group that manages boutique resort-hotels Amorita Resort and Momo Beach House in Bohol …

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PH students have been doing well in this global science competition. Let’s keep the electric ball rolling

In 2013, a Philippine duo composed of Ateneo De Manila University students Alyssa Vintola and Lorenz Payonga won the global finals of Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City competition in Paris, France, with their Oscillation Hump or “Oscillohump” project. Oscillohump was designed to harvest energy from road humps through electromagnetic induction. When vehicles encounter …

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