As beautiful as El Nido is, it is also one big garbage dump! Trash everywhere! Infuriates me. Saddens me. How hard can it be to have the simplest policies in place to protect a precious resource and to offer visitors the best of whom we are?
How would you like to be invited to a home, and when the host opens the door, she is beautiful and friendly, but her house is full of trash and clutter and her toilet smells??
According to Mark Villaflor of @estelnido_, each person in El Nido produces 3kg of garbage per day vs 1/2kg per day nationally. What is the private sector doing about it? What is the LGU doing about it? What are we doing about it?
Next time you visit a beautiful place, or any place for that matter, think about how much garbage you’ll be leaving behind. First of, refuse single-use plastic like straws, water bottles, plastic bags. Next, throw your trash in the proper receptacles. Anyone who dumps their cigarette butts or soda cans or tansans or candy wrappers just anywhere is a ______________!! Go ahead, fill in the blank! I want to know what you think. .
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