Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Quick Action, Quick Results on Cleanway by Jenny Tuazon

The first time I heard of Cleanway Technology Corporation was back in 2005. I had just come from a Congressional oversight hearing for the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act on the IWMI incinerator in Cavite. After the hearing, most of those who attended, legislators included, went to visit Cleanway, a facility that treated hospital and industrial wastes in Barangay Maguyam, Silang, Province of Cavite.

I was particularly interested in their hydroclave technology which was a non-burn alternative for hospital waste. At the time of the visit, the company had just started operating and was processing mostly medical wastes. To me, the technology looked promising. But I wondered what toxic wastes they would be treating because that is usually the tricky part. Greenpeace strongly believes that the problem of toxic wastes can only be effectively eliminated by phasing them out in production and finding safer and cleaner substitutes.

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Greenpeace Water Patrol Braves Stink and Grime on International Coastal Cleanup Day by Chuck Baclagon

Every 3rd Saturday of September, the world celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day. It was our second clean up event with the Youth Development Affairs Office of the Province of Laguna. While we limited the participants to about 200 youths since the venue was smaller, we were able to mobilize at least 350 Laguna youths and 58 Greenpeace Water Patrol volunteers, members of EcoWaste Coalition, Haribon UPLB, Earth UST, and St. Scholastica’s College.
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