Quote from Hon. Josephine Alcantara, Mayor of Donsol

The City of Donsol, officially the Municipality of Donsol, in the Philippines, joined Plastic Smart Cities in November 2019. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 49,711. While it is a small city in terms of population, it has become a known tourist destination due to the presence of whale sharks. Whale sharks, locally known as butanding, gather in the area six to nine months a year (November - June), with the numbers peaking from February to early May. The largest fish in the world can grow up to 12 meters in length, and weigh many tons. They're considered a vulnerable species, and are protected in the Philippines. Donsol is taking action on plastics, to protect its waters that also influence its tourism industry.



The city established a pilot project in 2020, with a target to reduce plastic leakage in the pilot area by 30% by 2022. Activities include...



The city of Donsol reports on its annual progress toward no plastic in nature by 2030. See annual reports published below.

Annual Report 2020: link

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