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Malabon mayor campaigns against ocean plastic pollution

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Malabon City Mayor Antolin “Len Len” Oreta lll is joining a global citizen movement againt ocean plastic pollution.

“It will help out the community and the community will help the city so it was easy for me to commit right off,” he said during a panel interview on Thursday evening in Makati City.

The city mayor was among the invited guests during the special screening of a six-part documentary series ‘ACTIVATE’ which highlights citizen’s initiative from across the globe to inspire action on poverty, inequality, and sustainability.

The series was produced by impact-driven global nonprofit organization National Geographic known for its quality works and stories on a global platform.

Oreta, who appeared in one of the documentary’s episodes, was the only local official among the 21 target mayors in the Philippines who committed to join the initiative of multinational company P&G and international non-government organization Global Citizen.

“I think we’ll see the results ‘no because we are doing this entire thing. In fact, we just passed a city ordinance and I will work on that in the next city council–no segregation, no collection,” he said.

“You also have to understand that plastic is made in CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area. All the plastic manufacturers were there,” the local official added.

Last April, Hollywood actor Darren Criss traveled to the Philippines to witness the first-hand impact of plastic waste on people living in poverty. He joined some garbage collectors in Malabon City, primarily in Barangay Potrero, to experience their quest on door-to-door waste collection until it reaches the disposal and segregation phase.

Episode 5 entitled “ACTIVATE: Ending Plastic Pollution” shows the critical role of multi-sectoral collaboration to start solving the complex problem of solid waste heavily grounded on the correlation between poverty and consumer preferences.

It will premiere on National Geographic channel on October 4, Friday at 9 p.m.

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