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Volunteers collect around eleven (11) sacks of trash along the tide embankment area in Barangays Baras and Candahug, Palo, Leyte. Most of the trash collected were plastic items such as food wrappers, beverage bottles, cups, plates and straws.

“Having learned that plastics remain to be the main pollutants of our coastal and marine resources, let us continue with our advocacy against plastic pollution. “Reject the use of single-use plastics and continue with our proper disposal of solid wastes,” says Crisostomo Badeo, CENR Officer of Palo, Leyte.

The volunteers who joined the clean-up were barangay officials, ENR Ambassadors and CENRO Palo staff and personnel.

The activity was in line with the celebration of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) day which is observed every third Saturday of September by virtue of Proclamation No.470, series of 2003.