Plastic bottles, food wrappers, shampoo sachets, food caps, and others — comprised majority of the garbage raked from canals, coastlines and waterways in Saturday’s cleanup activity. A photographer who is a native of Samal, who covered the cleanup event, said, “Mga plastic waste pa rin po ang pinakamarami.”
Meanwhile, Samal Mayor Alex Acuzar takes pride that Samal is one of municipalities which had the big number of participants and supporters in the cleanup drive themed: “Fighting for Trash-Free Seas Pilipinas.”
Samal had more than 3,000 participants while Mariveles, had more than 4,000.
All towns and villages joined the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day which is held every third Saturday of September to raise awareness on the growing garbage menace in the country’s coastal areas around the world.