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.

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.

The Manila Bay cleanup will be on Sept. 14, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. To join, register here or visit Greenpeace Philippines Facebook.


Photo courtesy of Earvin Perias/Inquirer.

Get more stories like this by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here.

Read more:

Students developed a compostable, natural alternative to plastic sachets

Pasig River is the second worst plastic waste contributor in the world

Rather than rely on Pinoy resiliency, the government should focus on flood control

You can save Manila Bay

Read more by Pauline Miranda:

No surprise: Microplastics were found in PH salt

LOOK: The effects of typhoon Karding and habagat

5 everyday trash items that’ll take lifetimes to decompose

TAGS: Greenpeace greenpeace cleanup greenpeace philippines manila bay manila bay cleanup plastic waste