DENR to ban single-use plastic in Boracay
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The government could soon ban the single use of plastic items in Boracay Island. Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu is “seriously considering” this to address the growing garbage problem in the island. According to DENR, Boracay generates an estimated 90 to 115 tons of garbage a day, but only 30 to 40 tons are hauled out to mainland Malay, Aklan. It added that a large portion of Boracay’s trash is composed of single-use plastic products, such as grocery bags, toothbrush, bottled water, sachets of shampoo and condiments, and soap wrappers, among others.
De Vera-Ruiz, E. (2018, June 14). DENR to ban single-use plastic in Boracay. Manila Bulletin, p. 6.
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Plastics; Governments; Litter; Environmental restoration; Marine environment; Environmental protection; Environmental degradation; Man-induced effects; Water pollution; Solid impurities; Ecotourism; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); National Solid Waste Management Commission; Cimatu, Roy; Ildefonso, Eligio
- Manila Bulletin