International Plastic Bag Free Day 2018 was celebrated in the Philippines on July 3, 2018.
The Philippines’ Department of Natural Resources (DENR) advises households to segregate their trash given that a large amount of garbage comes from them.
Individuals can do their part by bringing reusable bags like bayong or canvass bags when shopping.
International Plastic Bag Free Day is a unique opportunity to spread the word that a plastic bag free world is possible and that a sound environmental alternative to single-use plastic bags is available.
Facts about plastic you need to know:
- Plastic like plastic straws are not recyclable
- Plastic pollutes our ocean
- Plastic brings damage to ocean habitats and other species
Plastics never go away. Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, which act as magnets for harmful pollutants. When eaten by fish, some of those chemical-laden micro-plastics can work their way up the food chain and into the fish we eat.
What are you doing to break free from plastic? let us know by making a comment below.
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