I went to 7-Eleven here in Naga City, Philippines and I was pleased to see this.
I would love to see more chain stores and independent owner shops to do more to save the environment. Plastic bags and bottles are a big problem here in the Philippines since proper sanitation is a big problem and there is a lack of responsibility in recycling here.
One of the problems in Manila is the flooding during the typhoons and rainy season. What contributes to the flooding is a clogged drainage system from plastics and other trash that irresponsible people leave behind. It gets thrown into the streets and it gets washed down the gutters.
I would love to see more done across this country to combat it’s pollution problem. I am just happy to see that some companies are taking steps in the right direction. Reusable cloth bags seem to be the best alternative.
David Lee Martin
Functional US Army Veteran