Single-Use Plastic Now Banned in All Government Offices
PLASTIC BAN – The Philippines has declared the ban of single-use plastic in all government offices throughout the country.
Nowadays, the increasing plastic waste pollution is one of the major environmental problems not only in the Philippines but also in different countries all around the world. The pollution is already causing a negative impact on the environment.
The government and environmental organizations were already exerting effort to reduce plastic waste pollution but the amount of garbage continues to increase due to lack of discipline.
Earlier this month, the National Solid Waste Management Commission, which is headed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu announced the ban of single-use plastics in local government units, government-controlled offices, and national government agencies.
Roy Cimatu signed Resolution No. 1363, Series of 2020 prohibiting the use of “unnecessary” single-use plastic products. “The NSWMC resolution is a major step to curb the use of single-use plastic items that pollute our waterways, kill marine life and contribute to our country’s increasing solid waste,” Cimatu said.
The ban covers plastic products such as plastic cups less than 0.2 millimeters in thickness, drinking straws, coffee stirrers, spoons, forks, knives, translucent plastic bags, and thin-filmed sando bags.
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