Tagbilaran Bishop Alberto Uy urges Catholics to avoid single-use plastics as containers for food especially for gatherings in the church.
In an interview with Radyo Veritas, the prelate asked for the community to unite in taking care of the environment.
“To all priests and parishioners, as much as possible, please avoid the use of styros and plastics in any of our gatherings and activities,” said Bishop Uy.
The prelate has been a staunch advocate against the use of single-use plastics as a way of responding to the call of Pope Francis in his second encyclical, Laudato Si for the protection of the planet Earth.
Last May, Bishop Uy and Talibon Bishop Daniel Patrick Parcon led the removal of tarpaulins and other campaign materials after the conduct of the Midterm Elections.
He also expressed his support to the call of Plastic Free Bohol Movement in its Plastic Free July Beach Cleanup which began on Friday in Barangay Poblacion, Panglao town.
The group with 63 volunteers was able to gather 789.8 lbs of non-biodegradable trash.
They are also scheduled to do other beach cleanups in Danao Beach on July 20 and in Doljo Beach on July 27.