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EFFECORTA Rifiuti Zero Capannori

Our friends from Ambiente Futuro have shared this video featuring Paul Connett’s tour in Capannori. Enjoy!

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Conference Program – Final

There were several changes made in the course of the program. Click on the link to download the latest program for the 6th Zero Waste International Conference. Thank you.

https://zerowastepilipinas.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/zero-waste-conference-program.pdf

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Zero-waste initiative gains momentum in Puerto Princesa

Published on Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph)

Zero-waste initiative in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan has gained its momentum with the compliance of 90 percent of its barangays having at least one materials recovery facility (MRF), a requirement under the provisions of the Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2001.

In partnership with Mother Earth Foundation (MEF), Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn instituted environmentally-sound projects, such as ensuring that only residual wastes are discarded in the landfill.

Five months after the implementation of the project, MEF said of the total 66 barangays in Puerto Princesa City, only one has no existing MRF to date from 10 percent prior to the partnership.

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ZWIA Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities

Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities [1]

The Planning Group of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) adopted the following Principles on August 12, 2009 to guide and evaluate current and future Zero Waste policies and programs established by local governments. The first public release of these Principles was at the GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN) National Recycling & Zero Waste Conference in Devens, MA on October 19, 2009.  These were formulated at the 5th International Dialog on Zero Waste in Naples, Italy earlier this year.

Presenting these Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities at the GRRN Conference, Rick Anthony highlighted “These will be the basis for evaluating the commitment of communities to achieve Zero Waste. These Principles will also enable residents, businesses, policymakers and the public in general to better evaluate how well communities are moving towards Zero Waste.”  Anthony continued, “There are three overarching goals needed for sustainable resource management:

1)   Producer responsibility at the front end of the problem: industrial production and design.

2)   Community responsibility at the back end of the problem: consumption, discard use and disposal.

3)   Political responsibility to bring both community and industrial responsibility together in a harmonious whole.

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List of Speakers

Local

1. Edward S. Hagedorn – Mayor, Puerto Princesa City
2. Jose L. Atienza – Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
3. Manny Calonzo – Co-coordinator, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
4. Gerardo V. Calderon – National Solid Waste Management Commission
5. Dr. Maximo M. Estela – Mayor, Sto. Tomas (Davao del Norte)
6. Caesar Perez – Mayor, Los Baños (Laguna)
7. Enrico Echiverri – Mayor, Caloocan City
8. Raul Daza – Governor, Northern Samar
9. Numero “Uno” Lim – Councilor, 2nd District Manila
10. Sr. Arcelita Sarnillo, SPC
11. Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr. – Law of Nature Foundation
12. Mila Andrade – Municipal Agriculturist, Altavas (Aklan)

International

1. Richard Anthony – Zero Waste International Alliance / California Resource Recovery Association
2. Ralph Ryder – Zero Waste Alliance UK
3. Rossano Ercolini – ZW Italian Network
4. Muna Lakhani – Zero Waste Institute in Africa
5. Shibu Nair – Thanal
6. Gerry Gillespie – New South Wales Department of Environment & Conservation
7. Paul Connett – St. Lawrence University
8. Mark Gorrell – Urban Ore
9. Joan Marc Simon – Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
10. Paolo Guarnaccia – Terre di Sicilia
11. Adria Pittock – Suffolk UK
12. Patrizia Lo Sciuto – Zero Waste Trapani-Sicily
13. Nancy Gorrell – Urban Ore
14. Maxine Narburgh, Bright Green UK

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Experts To Share Zero Waste Solutions In Puerto Princesa

MANILA – Mother Earth Foundation and the Zero Waste International Alliance, together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the National Solid Waste Management Commission and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, will host the 6th Zero Waste International Dialogue at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum from November 18 to 21, 2009. Local and international government officials and representatives from businesses, schools and non-government organizations are expected to participate in the conference, which carries the theme “Zero Waste Solutions in the Face of Climate, Chemical and Financial Crises.”

The International Dialogue aims to promote zero waste programs, which are described as the fastest and most cost effective ways that local governments can contribute to reducing climate change, protect health, create green jobs and promote local sustainability. Zero waste, by definition, is a goal that is both pragmatic and visionary, to guide people to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are resources for others to use. Government officials and resource management experts have been invited to provide a detailed discussion on the proposed framework.

Among the confirmed panelists and speakers were Paul Connett (Professor of Chemistry, St Lawrence University, New York, USA), Rick Anthony (California Resource Recovery Association, USA), Shibu Nair (Thanal, India), Gerry Gillespie (New South Wales Department of Environment & Conservation, Australia), Mal Williams (Cylch – Wales Community Recycling Network), Paolo Guarnaccia (Terre di Sicilia, Italy), Rossano Ercolini (ZW Italian Network) and Muna Lakhani (Zero Waste in Africa).

Local speakers from the Philippines include Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Jose Atienza, National Solid Waste Management Commission Executive Director Gerardo Calderon, Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn, Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri, Los Baños Mayor Caesar P. Perez, Sto. Tomas (Davao del Norte) Mayor Maximo M. Estela, Northern Samar Governor Raul A. Daza, Ramon Magsaysay awardee Tony Oposa Jr., Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Co-coordinator  and EcoWaste Coalition President Manny Calonzo, Sr. Arcelita Sarnillo, SPC and Altavas Municipal Agriculturist Mila Andrade.

Mother Earth Foundation is a non-government organization of men and women from the Philippines who seek to raise the level of public awareness on environmental issues and mobilize people to act positively on the resolution of these issues.

The Zero Waste International Alliance is a global zero waste movement promoting positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and raising community awareness about the social and economic benefits of waste as a valuable resource for employment and business opportunity.

Contact Information

Miko Aliño
Conference Coordinator, Mother Earth Foundation
Phone: +63 2 9253829

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Puerto Princesa City To Host Zero Waste International Conference

MANILA – Puerto Princesa City will play host this November to one of the biggest international conferences on zero waste practices. The 6th Zero Waste International Dialogue, which will run from November 18 to 21, 2009, is expected to draw at least 500 government officials and representatives from non-government organizations, schools and businesses. The international conference will focus on zero waste programs, which are regarded as the fastest and most cost effective ways that local governments can contribute to reducing climate change, protect health, create green jobs and promote local sustainability.

The 6th Zero Waste International Dialogue will kick off with a welcome reception on November 18 hosted by Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn. Plenary and skill share sessions will fill the schedule for November 19 and 20, with speakers from local government units, as well as local and international organizations and businesses, presenting zero waste problems, strategies and models. Some of the plenary topics include eco parks, corporate initiatives, extended producers responsibility and zero waste in local governance.

The participants are also expected to draft a Zero Waste Declaration, which will be submitted to Presidential Adviser on Climate Change Sec. Heherson T. Alvarez. Alvarez will head the Philippine delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December.

In culmination of the conference, Puerto Princesa City, through the Office of the Mayor, will tour the participants to selected barangay-level Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), which are part of the city’s efforts to implement a citywide Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) program. In addition, the host city will treat its guests to a picnic lunch at the 7 New Wonders of Nature finalist Puerto Princesa City Subterranean River National Park.

The conference is organized by Mother Earth Foundation and the Zero Waste International Alliance, with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, National Solid Waste Management Commission and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines as co-convenors.

Mother Earth Foundation is a non-government organization of men and women from the Philippines who seek to raise the level of public awareness on environmental issues and mobilize people to act positively on the resolution of these issues.

The Zero Waste International Alliance is a global zero waste movement promoting positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and raising community awareness about the social and economic benefits of waste as a valuable resource for employment and business opportunity.

Contact Information

Miko Aliño
Conference Coordinator, Mother Earth Foundation
Phone: +63 2 925382

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