Undas crowd left monstrous mess at cemeteries, EcoWaste Coalition says

Police deployed to keep the peace at cemeteries around the country did little to prevent people from committing the crime of littering, environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition said.

Police deployed to keep the peace at cemeteries around the country did little to prevent people from committing the crime of littering, environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition said.

 

Virgil Lopez of Sunstar.com.ph reports EcoWaste Coalition found "massive littering" at cemeteries that the group monitored. "From dawn to dusk, litterbugs were practically allowed to trash their surroundings to the max without any risk of being chastised, creating ugly mini-dumpsites in cemeteries," the report quotes EcoWaste coordinator Edwin Alejo as saying.

 

EcoWaste Coalition said litterbugs could have been fined or made to do community service. Among the trash that people visiting their dead left behind were "food leftovers, paper and plastic food containers and wrappers, plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic cups, cigarette butts, grass cuttings and other yard waste, and commercial and religious leaflets," the report said.

 

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