JAN 12,2024: Daily Recap 

IZWM at a glance: Here’s what happened today!

Navigating the Electric Vehicle Batteries Lifecycle in the Philippines (Philippines)

In response to the burgeoning electric vehicle industry in the Philippines, the Mother Earth Foundation conducted an event today focusing on a key component: electric vehicle batteries (EVBs). The event emphasized the importance of understanding the EVB lifecycle to facilitate informed discussions about transitioning to this industry. A critical topic addressed was the management of waste from this expanding sector and the necessary preparations to handle it. This event underscores the need for proactive measures in dealing with the environmental implications of technological advancements.


Public discussion on the impact of RDF facility in Integrated Waste Management Facility (TPST) in Bali (Indonesia)

Today, a public discussion was planned to address the challenges posed by the operations of TPST, an alternative waste processing facility in Bali. Despite its aim to convert organic and inorganic waste into compost, recycled materials, and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to reduce oceanic plastic waste pollution, the TPST operations at Samtaku and Kesiman Kertalangu have been unsuccessful and disruptive for local residents. The processing of mixed waste andthe  production of RDF briquettes have resulted in unpleasant odors, causing discomfort and health issues such as shortness of breath, dizziness, and nausea. The discussion, open to the public and media, aimed to find alternative solutions to these unsustainable waste management practices and alleviate the problems residents live near the TPSTs face.


Triple Planetary Crisis Symposium: Uniting for Sustainable Solutions (Kenya)

The Spice Warriors Climate & Environmental Organization conducted the “Triple Planetary Crisis Symposium: Uniting for Sustainable Solutions” today. This public knowledge-sharing event, held at Multimedia University, aimed to address environmental challenges and was attended by students and youth from various universities in Nairobi. The symposium featured panel discussions led by experts from various sectors, focusing on pollution, climate change, and biodiversity loss. The discussions were streamed live on Spice Warriors’ and Green Warriors’ TV social media platforms. Additionally, a Twitter storm was initiated to spark a digital conversation about the event, aiming to inspire collective action and promote sustainable solutions to the triple planetary crisis.

Call to Action

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