Petition to Close All the Working Factories Near the Manila Bay

Petition to Close All the Working Factories Near the Manila Bay

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Clarisa Cruz started this petition to Mayor Isko Moreno and

Introduction to the Problem

The Manila Bay is the Philippines’ major center of economic activity from shipping, industrial, commercial, fishing, and tourism activities. In line with this, the natural environment is facing threats from different factors such as pollution from land and sea resources, over-population, loss of habitats, uncontolled development, especially the industrial process of factories along the bay. These industrial sites degrades the ecosystem and biodiversity, as they generate various kinds of waste, it is almost impossible to control these wastes because they operate on a large scale that can run out in the water.

Consequences

  • Biodiversity loss
  • Deterioration of water quality
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Coastal erosion
  • Infestation of diseases
  • Increase in chemical toxins and wastes

A simple solution would be to cut out large scale factories in the Manila bay but this is very difficult to do because these factories produce so much of what we consume and most of them are operating on a large scale. Another solution would be closure of these factories. They are hereby given a chance to transfer into another site or place or they will just close it. This may cause numerous problems such as job loss and company bankruptcy but in the long run, this petition would be greatly beneficial to our society and to our biodiversity.

There’s an on-going rehabilitation of the Manila Bay wherein they are focusing in just cleaning the entire bay, disregarding these industrial sites that has a great impact in the cleanliness of Manila bay. “Great things start from small beginnings.” Sign and share this petition! 

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