The palace reminds people to get rid of masks properly on Earth Day

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Malakanan reminded the public on Thursday that the correct disposal of used masks not only prevents the further spread of Covid-19, but also reduces the impact on the environment.
When Harry Roque, the Prime Minister of the Presidential Palace, delivered a speech, the Palace participated in the celebration of Earth Day to recognize the achievements of the environmental movement and raise awareness of the need for ecological sustainability.
He said at a press conference at the palace: “I greet everyone Happy Earth Day on April 22. This is a special day to remind people of the value of care and protection.”
He added: “The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Therefore, the issue of climate change is related to the Philippines.”
Rock said the public can reduce their environmental impact by ensuring that disposable masks are used correctly.
“During a pandemic, we can do very little help by properly disposing of old masks and face shields. Let us do this and become the children it teaches us.” He added.
Health and environmental experts from all over the world have provided safety guarantees for reusable masks for non-medical purposes.
Relevant agencies are also promoting the dissemination of information on the safety of reusable and safe disposal of medical waste.
The Philippines pledged to reduce emissions by 70% by 2030.
The government also formulated the “Cabinet Group on Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction Roadmap from 2018 to 2022” to mainstream climate change and disaster risk reduction in provinces and major urban centers that are vulnerable to climate impact.
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to show support for environmental protection.
Now, more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities every year, which is the world’s largest citizen’s commemoration.

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