Practices in Lio: Local sourcing of supplies Locally made materials such as furniture and packaging are encouraged, but merchandise made from seashells are strictly prohibited. Locators undergo a training under BE GREEN (Guard Respect and Educate El Nido), which includes energy and water conservation practices. Zero waste management. Garbages are collected and brought to the centralized materials recovery facility to be used as fertilizer to Lio farms after sorting. NO-PLASTIC policy Around 80% of the employees of the island resorts are locals. 50% of the locators and merchants are local entrepreneurs from El Nido and Puerto Princesa. Structures are set back over 40 meters from the shoreline throughout the 4.2 km beachfront to facilitate the natural movement of sand on the beach. All utility lines for power, water, sewage, drainage and telecommunications are developed underground.