International Plastic Bag-Free Day

Greenpeace joined more than 300 participants from more than 35 groups that took part in the celebration of the International Plastic Bag-free Day, including Ecowaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Miss Earth Philippines 2011 Athena Mae Imperial and her court, actors and ecoadvocates ChinChin Gutierrez and Roy Alvarez, and representatives from the local government of Muntinlupa City, MMDA and Office of Congresswoman Lani Mercado. Bearing banners and placards calling, among others, for a nationwide phase out on plastic bags, the collective also linked together “plastic bag chain” made of used plastic bags and surrounded the full circumference of Quezon Circle.