Olas de basura plástica invaden la costa de una bahía en Filipinas

Una ingente cantidad de botellas de plástico, bolsas, envoltorios, envases y otros residuos volaron por los aires mientras un grupo de voluntarios intentaba limpiar una playa.

Un voluntario que participó en una reciente campaña para limpiar las playas de la bahía de Manila (Filipinas) ha compartido en la Red el video del momento en que el oleaje arroja una gran cantidad de deshechos hacia los activistas.

En las imágenes se aprecia cómo auténticas ‘olas de basura‘ golpean la costa, lanzando por los aires innumerables botellas de plástico, bolsas, envoltorios, envases y otros residuos y dificultando la tarea de los voluntarios.

Vídeo  (Tarda un poco en cargar)

Waste Fighters in Manila Bay!💪A reminder for everyone: Kindly take time to read for further understanding. Thanks. The cleanup event sponsored by a Philippine Company was originally postponed due to bad weather but we decided to stay and do what we can contribute together with DPWH. We're aware that we can't clean the entire Manila Bay in just one day and it may take years of countless effort. This also applies with other Clean-up activities nationwide. Not everything happens in an instant. It takes time, dedication, and commitment to accomplish a goal as big as this (to clean the Manila Bay). But because of what transpired earlier, we had a realization that we would like to share with the community. Through this activity we realized that to help solve this issue, we must first reduce our consumption of plastic and other waste. Most of the trash that we've gathered were slippers, styrofoam, single-use plastics such as straws, sachets and plastic bags.So what's the connection? If we really want change, if we don't want something to keep on happening over and over again, to stop a cycle, something must break it. With that said, change must begin with you, us, the citizens. It must begin with our actions and with what we do.We may be young, but no one is too young or too old to make a difference. We aim to give hope. We aspire to spread a message that we, the youth, are ready to take action for the betterment of our country. Problems like this, keeps on happening and that's why we're here. We can still fix it. There's still time. There are hundreds and thousands of global issues and the next generation might face it as well. But they don't have to deal with what we're going to leave behind if we have the capability to provide the solution. We may not have cleaned the entire area but we hope that our experience will serve as an eye-opener to all and hopefully raise more awareness on how our actions can greatly affect the planet. We believe that every small action can cause a big ripple effect.-President, Bedan Environmental Philosophers Organization (BEPO)https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2251572271740360&id=2116191498611772Go BEPO! 💪Karunungang Buhay sa Salita at Gawa!#BEPO #WeFightWasteTo use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

Posted by Matthew Doming on Friday, August 10, 2018

Un estudio determinó que una cantidad de plástico equivalente a la que cabe en un camión de carga termina en las aguas de los océanos cada minuto, detalla Greenpeace Philippines.

Los residuos de plástico obstruyen con frecuencia los sistemas de drenaje de Manila, causando inundacionesen la capital filipina.

Se calcula que los fabricantes de Filipinas producirán un 40 % más de plástico en la próxima década.

Filipinas es el tercer productor de desechos plásticos que terminan en el océano a nivel mundial.