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Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 10:05 AM March 30, 2019

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.”

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“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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