According to a report from Inquirer.net, records from the DENR reveal that Metro Manila generated a total of 66,000 cubic meters of waste for the first half of 2019. That number surpassed this year's target of 58,112.31 cubic meters.
The group wrote, “Specifically, reducing one’s plastic footprint during this festive occasion and beyond will help in cutting the demand for fossil fuels that [cause] global warming, and also cut the volume of plastics that is burned, buried or dumped into the oceans.”
The post also included tips on how to have a more environmentally-conscious holiday season.
Jove Benosa, an EcoWaste zero campaigner said, “Opting not to wrap Christmas presents and saving the wrappers of gifts received will lessen the [number] of packaging materials hauled to dumps or landfills.”
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