Thursday, March 25, 2010

Litratong Pinoy: PLASTIK (Plastic)

Aamin na ako- isa sa mga malalaking kasalanan ko bilang manlalakbay ay ang pagbili ng sandamakmak na de-boteng tubig. Maraming pagkakataon, lumalabis din ang aking binibili kaya may kung ilang mililitro rin na natitira sa bote at natatapon na lamang.

Kaya ngayon, kapag may pagkakataon akong maglakbay nang malayu-layo, nagbabaon na lamang ako ng tubig sa aking lalagyanang pwedeng paulit-ulit na gamitin. Kung nasa lugar naman ako na baka hindi ligtas ang tubig, bumibili ako ng de-boteng tubig, pero yung isang litro na o higit pa at hindi yung tingi na 330 o 500ml. Nagsasalin na lamang ako sa aking baunan mula sa litrong lalagyanan para hindi na makadagdag pa sa basura at nasasayang na tubig.


I confess: I am one of those travelers who are too fond of buying bottled water. A lot of instances, I buy more than I can drink so much so that several milliliters up to whole bottles of water get wasted and end up in rubbish bins.

I have resolved that whenever I travel, I bring my own reusable water bottle to store my water needs for that journey. Also, if I'm in a place where the water quality is suspect, I buy water in bigger containers- say, 1 liter, if not more- and from there haul my daily needs into my reusable water. That way, I don't add to the water wastage and the rubbish of the world.

Tagaytay City, January 2009, using a digicam.


This week's entry is in celebration of World Water Day last March 22nd. We still have a lot of problems with regard to access to water in many areas around the globe but there are success stories to celebrate as well. Read them all at

Also, this week's entry is in celebration of Earth Hour which we hopefully we can all join on March 27th. Switch off your lights for one hour- on Saturday, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in whatever part of the planet you are in- and take the symbolic step in choosing to make the world's future better. More info on Earth Hour can be found in the World Wildlife Fund - Philippines' Earth Hour page.

As a sign of my commitment to Earth Hour, here's a clip of the flash mob dance we did last March 6th. I'm somewhere there in a green and orange shirt, I think =]


  1. Good insight! :)Let's do what we can to save Mother Earth...

  2. Hmmm lubot ng bottled water. :) Unique idea. :)

    Happy LP, Sir Ian!

  3. Tama yan! Magbaon na lang ng tubig. Salamat sa pagpapaalala, bibili din pala ko ng lalagyan ng tubig na pwedeng gamitin ng paulit-ulit.

    Happy LP!


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