Our ban on single-use plastics-from Boracay to the world
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The local government of Malay, Aklan, which includes Boracay Island, has issued an ordinance banning the use of single-use disposable plastic items by hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other establishments. It was the local government’s contribution to the six-month rehabilitation program for Boracay which is due to receive tourists once again this October. Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Roy Cimatu said the ban will help ease the garbage problem in Boracay which had been ordered closed by President Duterte due to its growing pollution problem. The President had said then that the surrounding waters had become a “cesspool,” largely because too many establishments had no proper sewage treatment facilities.
Our ban on single-use plastics-from Boracay to the world. (2018, September 8). Manila Bulletin, p. 10.
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