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PHILIPPINES: Balanga Diocese Cracks Down On Single-Use Plastics

The Diocese of Balanga has adopted the city’s directive which introduces a restriction on single-use plastics. Bishop Ruperto Santos said they are also discouraging the use of plastic flowers as decors in churches, as well as tarpaulins.

“In our cathedral, we go green. We discourage the use of plastic flowers and decors, but natural plants and flowers. We also set aside tarpaulins,” he said. “We are supporting the city ordinance of no plastic plates, cups, spoons, and fork. We encourage bringing your own plates, etc.,” Santos said.

The bishops, as a collegial body, agreed to promote ecological awareness and action through integral waste segregation and by minimizing the use of plastic.  


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