PH tops participation in intl coastal cleanups
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The Philippines ranked first among the Top 25 countries that participated in international coastal cleanup activities around the globe, according to the Ocean Conservancy 2018 Report. Over 200,000 volunteers from the country joined the International Coastal Cleanup in 2017 gathering more than 230,000 kilograms of trash from beaches and waterways or equivalent to over 1,200 kilometers. In 2017, environmental group Haribon Foundation collected at least 83 sacks of Styrofoam waste and 85 sacks of rubber and cloth waste (shoes, slippers and bags) and 57 sacks of plastic waste (utensils, straws, plastic bags, wrappers, diapers and bottles).
Senga, J., & Gamboa-Amate, K. (2018, September 13). PH tops participation in intl coastal cleanups. The Manila Times, p. B5.
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Coastal zone management; Litter; Plastics; Micro-plastic pollution; Fish; Water pollution; Environmental protection; Environmental restoration; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA); Ocean Conservancy; Haribon Foundation; SM by the Bay; Polytechnic University of the Philippines
- The Manila Times