“Delegate, to what point do you arise?”
“Point of concern.”
As one of the delegates for this year’s BGIC, it has opened up my eyes tremendously.
When Anna Oposa, the Chief Mermaid at Save Philippines Seas discussed regarding her organisation and her organisation’s aim; “It’s been said that the Philippines is worth dying for. We believe the Philippines is worth diving for.”
On her website, she has said, “ The ocean is our source of life. Literally. 50-80% of the oxygen we breathe comes from it; it regulates our climate and acts as a carbon sink; it gives us food; it improves our well-being; it brings income through tourism activities – the list goes on. It’s only common sense”. She touched the biggest problem that oceans face, PLASTIC POLLUTION. The most evident plastic pollutants are single-use products, products such as plastic cutlery, plastic water bottles, plastic tapau containers and balloons!
Contractors hired by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation (JASTRe) have collected 20,000 bags of rubbish from the Brunei River over the past two months, mostly made up of plastic bags and bottles.
Thus, we at The Equinox hope this opens your eyes to how dangerous it is to turn a blind eye against plastic waste.