The ordinance prohibiting and regulating the use of plastic bag and Styrofoam in the town of Malay especially in Boracay Island, has delighted the Department of Tourism (DoT) in Boracay.
In an interview, Department of Tourism (DoT) Boracay Officer in Charge, Tim Ticar optimistically received the planned implementation of the Municipal Ordinance #320 so that, allegedly, the island will be plastic free.
Ticar acknowledged that one of the serious problems faced today by the “2012 Best Beach in the World,” which is Boracay, is the problem on environment because of huge amount of garbage especially during Summer Season wherein many tourists are expected to go to Boracay.
According to Ticar, the move is hoped to be one of the solutions of the local government of Malay in order to sustain the environment of the island and for it to be “Plastic Free.”
Although Ticar believes that at first the ordinance is difficult to implement, he has high hopes for it especially if it is implemented well.
This is so since allegedly everyone is currently helping each other for Boracay, and that even the national government is already focusing on the island.