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El Nido Bans Bringing of Plastic on Boat Tours

Last August 16, a video of garbage floating in El Nido’s Secret Lagoon went viral – understandably upsetting netizens who’ve called for locals and tourists alike to be more responsible when disposing of their waste.

In response to this, El Nido Mayor Nieves Rosento reminded the public of Municipal Ordinance No. 004 of 2013 which aims to regulate the use of “cellophane, plastic bags and styrofoam” and which promotes the use of environmentally-friendly alternatives instead.

Additionally, the local government unit has recently announced that effective September 1, the bringing of plastic aboard boat tours is no longer allowed. The announcement was addressed to tourists, boat captains and crews – calling specifically for the ban of bottled water in favor of tumblers.

As of this articles release, the LGU’s initiative has been met with support with netizens saying that other tourist destinations such as Siargao and Matabungkay Beach should follow suit.

Are you off to El Nido? Don’t forget to veer away from packing plastic and to use eco-friendly alternatives instead.


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