We're so plastic
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Filipinos throw away 164 million pieces of sachet packets daily. In one year or annually, estimates indicate that around 59.8 billion sachets are used – sold – discarded in the Philippines. On the average adult Filipinos, each uses 591 pieces of sachet products a year, 174 plastic shopping bags, and 163 plastic “Labo” bags often used to wrap cooked food, wet market products or meats. 57 million plastic bags are used daily (20.6 billion annually), while the use of plastic “Labo” bags is at 45.2 million per day (16.5 billion pieces annually) most of which are thrown into garbage dumps or end up in canals, waterways, and the sea.
Beltran, C. (2019, March 13). We're so plastic. The Philippine Star, p. 12.
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Plastics; Pollutants; Water pollution; Man-induced effects; Environmental protection; Environmental restoration; Mckinsey Centre for Business and Environment; Ocean Conservancy Charity; Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA); Mother Earth Foundation; Greenpeace Southeast Asia; Legarda, Loren; Philippines; China; Indonesia
- The Philippine Star