El Nido in the Philippines has a bylaw which forbids all single use plastics (bags, straws, food packaging). Even water bottles were banned on all the tourist tours. I’d say that’s pretty progressive for a developing country and honestly much further ahead than, for example, our home town in Canada. That said, currents and tides transport these plastics from far away and inevitably they end up on the windward beaches. Beaches that few see. It’s the sad reality out. Our adventures continued on the west coast of the Philippines where few cruisers anchor partly because of the deep anchorages. 25 to 35 meters was the norm. That’s a lot of chain to pull straight up for the windlass (the electric motor that pulls up the chain). As a result, we found ourselves having to freedive, dive and generally get creative in how we got our anchor back up.