Everyone needs these “Ayoko sa plastic” stickers

If you love stickers, you’re going to want to get your hands on these beauties because they also scream “Ayoko sa plastic!”

The Department of Tourism (DOT) voiced out “Ayoko sa plastic through a set of online stickers that promote sustainable tourism. They can be downloaded and used on Viber and Instagram accounts to send responsible and sustainable tourism messages to your friends and loved ones.

Because Filipinos are known to be heavy social media users, the DOT took advantage of the situation to boost awareness using everyday expressions, and puns, partnered with stylized illustrations, that discuss environmentalism with a twist to regular online conversations.

Lines like “Pawikana babe”, “Punong-puno na ako,” “Leaf it alone” and “Fish be with you” as well as everyday Filipino expressions like “Ingat” and “Apir”, are only a few of the things that are featured.  The sticker pack also features animal species in the country, including the iconic Philippine eagle, the tarsier and a lot more.

These stickers were made available on Viber and Instagram to instill environmentalism as well as reminding all travelers and tourists of their responsibilities while exploring the Philippines or simply enjoying nature. DOT aims to show that achieving sustainable tourism is as simple as respecting nature and maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings, and respecting cultures or following rules, among others.

Through these stickers, the DOT hopes to start discussions on sustainability for the country’s natural and cultural resources and show that simple acts of sharing these messages to friends or family will make a big difference and impact the future of the tourism industry.

To join the fun for sustainable tourism, download the stickers for free at this link here.

The DOT Viber stickers will be available for a month starting Sept. 26.



Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism

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