“What we’re lacking is implementation, political will, and infrastructure.”
More than 60 billion plastic sachets and 17 billion shopping bags are used in the Philippines every year.
Because of their flimsy nature, these bags and wrappers rarely get recycled. Instead, they end up overflowing in landfills, stuffed into incinerators, and littering the island nation’s streets and coastlines.
That’s hundreds of millions of pieces of plastic being disposed of in ways that harm the environment.
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