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The country’s single-use of plastic may finally come to an end. But one relevant question is: when?
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in collaboration with other government organizations will adopt a whole-of-government approach to find alternatives to single-use plastics.
Studies show that plastics continue to be a pervasive material in the country, being a “sachet economy” that utilizes the “tingi” retail system employed in the market. Plastic is mainly used in grocery stores, as packaging material, in construction, and a lot more due to it being cheap, strong, and extremely versatile.
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Fifty years of making known to the public the beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology has brought the Atomic Energy Week (AEW) celebration into a whole new level. This time, it is ready to give a glimpse to 50 years henceforth through its current programs and projects to be showcased during the celebration.
To be held December 5-9, the AEW celebration led by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) has the theme “Agham at Teknolohiyang Pang-Nukleyar: Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan.”
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With less than a week to go, Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) provided a great preview of what the public would expect from the 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration.
Slated from November 23-27, 2022, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, carrying the theme, "Agham at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan", Sec. Solidum shared that this year’s NSTW celebration will highlight the efforts and innovative solutions offered by the local scientific community spearhead by the DOST, its attached agencies and the regions.
In his interview in CNN Philippines' The Final World hosted by veteran journalist Rico Hizon, Sec. Solidum said that 2022 NSTW will be filled with exciting techno-exhibits and relevant and interesting scientific fora, webinars, and career talks that are related to energy, transport solutions and logistics, agriculture and food security, health, job creation, blue and green economy, environment and sustainability, education, and international linkages.
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Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Expo 2022. It will showcase the latest innovative technologies and products and research and development (R&D) project-related disaster risk reduction and response technologies through interactive exhibits and hands-on breakout sessions.
In recent months, there were parts of the country that have experienced great devastation caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng in Visayas and Mindanao as well as several earthquake incidents in the Ilocos Region.