Petition To Use Your Own Reusable Container In Buying Milktea

Petition To Use Your Own Reusable Container In Buying Milktea

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Katherine Dy started this petition to • Pres. Rodrigo Duterte -President of the Philippines and

            People nowadays are very fond of drinking milktea, these milktea franchises use plastic containers that badly affects our environment. Plastics are rarely ever recycled, causing a large contribution of plastic pollution. As we know, plastic takes thousands of years to decompose but we are still purchasing and enjoying milktea with their non-biodegradable container.

            The milk tea craze has completely invaded the metro, making the Filipinos rank as the second highest milktea drinkers in Southeast Asia as of 2018. According to GrabFood data, it states that milktea orders in Southeast Asia saw a 3,000 percent growth rate in 2018. In the Philippines alone, orders increased by 3,500 percent from June to December 2018. As of December 2018, GrabFood’s milktea network encompasses over 1,500 brands with 4,000 outlets throughout Southeast Asia. Proving milktea’s growing popularity, GrabFood estimated that Southeast Asians drink four cups of milktea per person per month. Therefore, as the number of consumer increases, the supply of the containers of these milkteas also increases. 

Ichimura, A. (2019). Filipinos rank second highest bubble tea drinkers in Southeast Asia. Retrieved from: https://fnbreport.ph/news/filipinos-rank-second-highest-bubble-tea-drinkers-in-southeast-asia-anrii-20190502/

            CONSEQUENCES:

·         The environment would be in such a big trouble if people would still continue on purchasing milktea without bringing their own container.

·         It would be hard to fix in the future, we do not want our future generation to have a hard time living in this world because of us.

·         In the long run, it would be harmful for us.

·         Increased number of orders is equal to increased number of people supporting this single-use container.

The ethical concept applied here is the environmental ethics wherein it advocates the responsibility of humans in regard to the issue. This ethical view emphasizes the benefits of preserving the environment because it will continue to provide the needs of the present and the future generation. All man should be responsible to take care of the world as it has been entrusted to us by God.

MERITS:

·         Reduce in the most visible form of plastic pollution

·         Helps reduce difficulties during disposal

·         Reduce in large amounts of plastic garbage

·         It has plenty environmental benefits

Start the banning of single-use plastic containers and embrace a more eco-friendly tumbler. Make an effort to start reducing your waste in life little by little. It may be a small change but after a long time, it would be a lot of help. Especially when all of the people would help, it would absolutely create a big change. It may take some time before locals are able to adapt to the change, but one thing is certain, a more environment-friendly world is definitely on its way.

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