Ly Son islanders urged not to use plastic bags, straws
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a communication campaign to cut the use of plastic bags on Ly Son island, as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation program on the island.
IUCN's Marine and Coastal resource program coordinator Bui Thi Thu Hien said the communication campaign, which is scheduled for May 15 to June 1, aims to raise awareness among islanders and tourists of the need to create clean and safe marine areas for sea turtles returning to the island.
She said the program will encourage hotel owners and tour operators to commit to providing free drink water for tourists when visiting the islands as part of the initiative 'Refill, Not Landfill'. The campaign also wants to send a message 'Down 1 bottle, Save the Future', to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags to save the ocean from plastic pollution.