With the change in temperatures, weather patterns, and precipitation that, according to National Geographic, has been recorded by scientists in different parts of the world, it’s high time that we adopt sustainable living habits into our everyday lives. While saving the Earth sounds like a near-impossible feat, there are little things we can do to get there. Below are some things environment experts shared with us at the recently-concluded Boracay Recycling Forum.
Check the label. “We have to be responsible consumers,” says environment manager and circular economy expert Diane Ibay-Raza. “Every time you purchase a product, you have to educate yourself on where it comes from and how it is produced. You also have to check the sustainability factor of the company as a producer and as a brand.”
Consume drinks in beverage cartons. Aside from eliminating plastic straw usage, you can buy drinks in tetra-packs that can help reduce waste with their renewable and recyclable packaging.
Tetra Pak's initiative to promote the collection of Used Beverage Cartons (UBC) and its recyclability in Boracay.
Segregate at source. For Jose Gabriel Teves, the COO of Carpel Environment Corporation—an environmental organization that aims to provide a solution to the country’s garbage problem—such will go a long way. “The materials after segregation go to the right facilities and if they go to the right machineries, recycling will be possible,” he declares.
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