Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang called on the public to lessen the use of plastics with the observance of Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday night.
Citing a report from the United Nations, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippines was tagged as “one of the top five contributors of plastic waste in oceans.”
The Earth Hour campaign is celebrating its 12th year with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of biodiversity.
“This year’s observance of Earth Hour focuses on the issue of single-use plastics, which is a major problem in the country,” Panelo said in a statement.
“We therefore call on everyone to cut down the rampant use of plastics as we continue to aspire for a clean, safe and healthy environment,” he added.
Panelo added that the Palace will also take part in the switching off lights for Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
“March 30 tonight, we will join the rest of the world in switching off our lights for Earth Hour,” he said. /muf
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