“Miss Philippines-Earth is not just following the plastic-free Philippines movement but is pushing for it. Scattered plastic continues to remain one of the biggest environmental problems. Two hundred million tonnes of plastic are being produced annually. Using conservative estimates, we will be able to encircle the earth more than 41,000 times with these plastic materials. Most of the used plastics are thrown away to the landfills, drainage, rivers, and to the other water forms. Marine and terrestrial animals mistake them for food. More so, because plastics are non-biodegradable, littered plastics are a nuisance to the environment. Nonetheless, it is never too late to solve this dilemma.”
Get to know more about Athena Imperial, our very own Miss Earth, in our February “Green” issue.