Fundraising Event

Let’s Continue Our Battle Against Single-Use Plastics - Say #AyokoNgPlastik Today!

  • 06/07/2019 - 30/06/2021
  • Philippines
PHP 68,570
35% Complete
Target : PHP 250,000 Raised Offline : PHP 8,870

About Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on our reliance on single-use plastics. With nations in lockdown, including the Philippines, we have seen surges in the use of plastic bags and packaging materials, as more and more people turn to food and grocery deliveries, take-outs, and online shopping, in general. There is a pervading belief that using plastics, especially as packaging, would protect us against the spread of COVID-19 but a recent study shows that the virus can survive on plastics for as long as three days.

Globally, the Philippines is the 3rd largest contributor to ocean plastics - a pressing concern that WWF hopes to address as these toxic materials ultimately end up in our own food supply. Microplastics, plastic particles with <5 mm diameter, make their way into our ecosystems and eventually into the food chain.

As we transition into a better normal, we need to continue our work towards a plastic-free nature. What the COVID-19 situation has made us realize is that planetary health is deeply connected to human health - in order to protect ourselves, we need to protect our environment.

We can stop plastic pollution by refusing unnecessary plastics (e.g. plastic straw, plastic bag, plastic stirrer), choosing reusable containers, learning how you can divert wastes through your local management system, and signing petitions (i.e. that push for policy reform. Every action leads to a massive effort of Filipinos working towards a better future.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Philippines remains firm in its stance against plastic pollution. It has been implementing the No Plastics in Nature initiative where we work with a broad range of stakeholders to lobby a global treaty on plastic pollution and Extended Producer Responsibility, push for Plastic Smart Cities, work for circular business models, and mobilize individual actions on addressing plastic pollution. We are campaigning to raise funds for sustaining these projects towards a vision of no plastics in nature by 2030.

Join us as we pledge to say #AyokoNgPlastik, and together, let us #ChangeTheEnding for our planet and for our society!