Category Archives: Environment

Plantable pencils, anyone?

Have you heard of pencils that can be planted?

A young company based in Cebu called Eco Hub Cebu has innovated the plantable pencils. The development of the pencil that can grow into plants was realized to help lessen global warming and raise awareness about the environment.

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Eco Hub Cebu said one can grow plants from pencils by simply placing the stub on moist soil.

They explained the product is no different to regular pencils, except that its tail end is a “gelatin capsule” that contains plant seeds instead of an eraser enclosed in a metal case.

The capsules of each pencil are preservative-free, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) allergen-free, and gluten-free.

The pencil, which is lead-free, is made up of sustainable wood, graphite, clay, and non-GMO seeds.

It also comes in variety namely tomato, sunflower, carrot, citronella seeds, and basil, which is their fastest growing plant, germinating between five to ten days after planting.

Eco Hub Cebu also offers other sustainable products such as reusable straws and utensils.

Source: Manila Bulletin Online, Flying Ketchup

Destroying mosquito breeding sites infographic

Check out about Zika virus here and read additional information about destroying mosquito breeding sites here to prevent the further spread of dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus.

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Source: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/mosquito-breeding-infographcs-eng.jpg?ua=1

Water Service Advisory

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We received an advisory from Maynilad Customer Helpdesk the other day informing us about water interruption for 15 days.

To our Valued Customer,

As part of Maynilad’s continuous effort to improve its services in the West Zone Concession Area, please be advised on the following improvement schedule/s:

Activity:  Reduced water allocation from Angat Dam due to El Niño
Location:  Angat Dam
Duration:
Start – September 16 from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am (Daily)
End  – until September 30

The following areas will temporarily experience reduced water supply until the activity is completed.

Portions of Barangays Bagbag

Bagong Silangan, Batasan Hills

Commonwealth

Greater Fairview

Holy Spirit

North Fairview

Payatas

San Bartolome

Sauyo

Sta. Lucia, Quezon City

We encourage all to store enough water before the scheduled activity. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

Please be assured that MAYNILAD is continuously finding ways to serve you better.

For clarification and further inquiries, you may call the Maynilad Hotline 1626.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

CUSTOMER CARE

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