Put an end to the waves of trash at Manila Bay by volunteering for this cleanup
Here’s how you can join the Greenpeace beach cleanup
Aug 20, 2018
Metro Manila once again fell victim to harsh rains and devastating floods last week with Typhoon Karding and the habagat. Photos and videos of the effects of the typhoon made the rounds online and sparked several much-needed discussions—from the reality of Filipino resiliency, to government disaster preparedness, to the real, first-hand effects of plastic pollution.
Waves of garbage are crashing onto shoes in the Philippines pic.twitter.com/zkC03iBR0P
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 14, 2018
To help address this widespread waste problem, Greenpeace Philippines is organizing a Manila Bay cleanup and plastic waste audit this Sept. 14.
The cleanup and plastic brand audit aims to not only rid the area of waste, it also serves as “research” into what the biggest contributors of plastic waste are in the area. In a previous cleanup and brand audit done at Freedom Island in Parañaque City, Nestle, Unilever, and Indonesian company PT Torabika Mayora were found to be the three brands that contributed the most to plastic waste in the area.
Photo courtesy of Earvin Perias/Inquirer.
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