Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The rainy season has finally arrived. We are expecting more typhoons to come in our country. Cold weather and rainy days even without typhoon is expected as well. Some provinces and cities in the country are now suffering from extreme floods. Luzon is the number one affected by floods. Cotabato and some part of Davao are also affected by the flood. Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City are always on alert every time the heavy rain comes because of what had happened years ago when typhoon Sendong causes flash floods and killed thousands of people.
MMDA department in Luzon had announced already that the number one cause of flood is an improper garbage disposal which causes to clog up the drainage system. Plastic garbage is the number one reason why Luzon suffers so much of the flood. People are the one suffered from the acts of irresponsible on throwing their garbage.
The department of MMDA keeps on reminding the people about the importance of not throwing garbage anywhere. There are some cities that totally banning the uses of plastic bags in shopping malls. I believe that it will help minimize the flood problems.The government officials are now imposing the uses of environmental friendly shopping bags, paper bags, and tote bags. I think when everybody is well-educate on the importance of plastic ban, our environment will no longer suffer from the garbage problem.