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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