The Philippine island of Boracay reopens with a ban on single-use plastics

The Boracay Island of Philippines reopened for tourism on the 26th October 2018, after a 6 months closure by the government to rehabilitate its environment from tourism-induced single-use plastic pollution. As all single-use plastic items are now banned, the Philippine National Police will deploy an enforcement force, while the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced that they would allow citizens’ arrests to further ensure the cleanliness of the island.

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