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Living in The Philippines => Philippine Culture, Filipino Family Relationships => Topic started by: Gray Wolf on August 15, 2018, 03:29:50 AM

Title: Waves of garbage crash ashore in Manila
Post by: Gray Wolf on August 15, 2018, 03:29:50 AM
This is a sore spot for me. I do my part and work proactively to prevent my family from contributing to the problem. What can we do, collectively, to help prevent this?

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/14/waves-garbage-crash-ashore-in-stunning-footage.html
Title: Re: Waves of garbage crash ashore in Manila
Post by: hitekcountry on August 15, 2018, 04:37:29 AM
Unfortunately for too long the Filipino people have viewed the ocean as a huge magical garbage disposal system, just throw the trash in the river and it will all flow to the ocean and disappear.

There needs to be a massive propaganda effort to educate the population that dumping trash just anywhere is a bad practice with major consequences.

Education, awareness is the answer.

It's not uncommon to be in somewhere that is for the most part a beautiful location except for the fact of some large collection to garbage.

Title: Re: Waves of garbage crash ashore in Manila
Post by: lost_in_samoa on August 15, 2018, 08:08:07 AM
Look at the bright side.  Mother Nature gathered the basura up in a pile so that it is easy to clean up.
Title: Re: Waves of garbage crash ashore in Manila
Post by: Sam218 on October 12, 2018, 09:15:45 AM
Unfortunately for too long the Filipino people have viewed the ocean as a huge magical garbage disposal system, just throw the trash in the river and it will all flow to the ocean and disappear.

There needs to be a massive propaganda effort to educate the population that dumping trash just anywhere is a bad practice with major consequences.

Education, awareness is the answer.

It's not uncommon to be in somewhere that is for the most part a beautiful location except for the fact of some large collection to garbage.

 I have seen a photo of an ATM machine of a particular bank where receipts just scattered on the floor. There are two garbage cans beside the machine but people seem to not see it. When I went on a commute, I also have witnessed Filipinos who just throw their thrash on the street, despite the fact that there's a trashcan inside the jeepney. Some of them are students.

So aside from education and awareness, I guess it helps to add strict policy regarding the collection of garbage.