The trouble with ‘tingi-tingi’


Sachet products being sold in a public market in Manila in 2019. Sachets have became such a boon for manufacturers and retailers that you can find one for everything, says the writer. – Filepic/Reuters

THANKFULLY, there is now wide consensus among scientists, environmentalists, and politicians alike that single-use plastics have had a devastating effect on our environment – and have significantly contributed to Philippine's notorious distinction of being the third biggest plastics polluter in the world.

Even President Marcos Jr acknowledged as much in his inauguration speech, vowing that “we will clean up.”

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