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    Metrowide plastic ban in place by 2013 - MMDA - InterAksyon.com

    MANILA, Philippines - Local governments in Metro Manila have less than a year to comply fully with a metrowide ban on the use of plastics and styrofoam in the packaging and handling of items and food products in all establishments, markets and sari-sari stores, the Metro Manila Development Authority has said.

    "I expect next year all the 17 LGUs (16 cities and the lone municipality of Pateros) would implement a similar ban. Right now, after Muntinlupa, Las Pinas followed suit in imposing the ban on plastics. Makati made a similar announcement, though the city’s total ban takes effect next year yet. Similar moves are under way in Taguig and Quezon City," MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said.

    Besides the LGUs, certain private retail chains have also encouraged the use of reusable “earth bags” in order to do away with plastic bags.

    Similar measures are also being proposed in the cities of Mandaluyong, Caloocan, Manila and Valenzuela.

    Outside Metro Manila, similar bans are in effect in Antipolo, Rizal, Los Banos and Binan in Laguna, Carmona and Imus in Cavite, Lucban and Infanta in Quezon, Sta. Barbara in Iloilo, Batangas City and Burgos, Pangasinan.

    Uncontrolled dumping of waste was also one of the aggravating factors cited by the MMDA during the massive flooding brought by typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

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    What are we going to use then? Paper?

    Plastics and styrofoam can be recycled after use. Some, mix it with hollow blocks and asphalt and through tests it was even proven that by atleast 20% the product became stronger. Plastics are easy to transport, too. Since it's relatively lighter than paper itself. Hence, carbon emissions would be lessened by a bit, which is then again, good for the environment.

    It takes a lot of trees to supply us the number of papers the people use. It's not even reusable. For one, I would highly doubt that paper containers which contained fresh products would be recycled, else, it would just thrown away after use wherein plastics are commonly reused by households. For some, it may be used as a container for trash and what not.

    I'm not supporting the use of plastic, nor the use of paper. Thing is, plastic isn't the main culprit of why we are experiencing global warming and recurrent flooding, it's the ignorance of people that's causing it. Our laziness tend to convince us not to segregate anymore, our laziness tend to convince us to not throw plastics on proper bins else we would just throw it on the nearest spot. We should start the change, we are old enough to know what's wrong and what's right.

    We cannot live without plastic, however we cannot live through plastic either. I say, our government shouldn't fully ban the use of plastics ergo, just minimize the use of them. For example, groceries can be asked if they could supply customers reusable green bags that they could use instead of plastic. Or, supermarkets could also ask people to use traditional 'bayongs' which are often times composed of recycled plastics as well. For our fresh/frozen products, we cannot help but to use plastics. You know, it's more hygienic to wrap your fish with a clean plastic than wrap it with what ... a Manila Bulletin page.

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    tama si renzo, just minimize the use of plastic lang dapat, konting sipag sa pag segregate ng mga basura at matutong magpa recycle.

    Tip: if you are buying Wilkins na tubig yung tag 5 liters ata na pack in six yung pangbalot nun na malabong plastic nabibili ng por kilo 7 or 8php.

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    Pero successful ang implementation nito sa munti

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    Quote Originally Posted by renzo_d10 View Post
    What are we going to use then? Paper?

    Plastics and styrofoam can be recycled after use. Some, mix it with hollow blocks and asphalt and through tests it was even proven that by atleast 20% the product became stronger. Plastics are easy to transport, too. Since it's relatively lighter than paper itself. Hence, carbon emissions would be lessened by a bit, which is then again, good for the environment.

    It takes a lot of trees to supply us the number of papers the people use. It's not even reusable. For one, I would highly doubt that paper containers which contained fresh products would be recycled, else, it would just thrown away after use wherein plastics are commonly reused by households. For some, it may be used as a container for trash and what not.

    I'm not supporting the use of plastic, nor the use of paper. Thing is, plastic isn't the main culprit of why we are experiencing global warming and recurrent flooding, it's the ignorance of people that's causing it. Our laziness tend to convince us not to segregate anymore, our laziness tend to convince us to not throw plastics on proper bins else we would just throw it on the nearest spot. We should start the change, we are old enough to know what's wrong and what's right.

    We cannot live without plastic, however we cannot live through plastic either. I say, our government shouldn't fully ban the use of plastics ergo, just minimize the use of them. For example, groceries can be asked if they could supply customers reusable green bags that they could use instead of plastic. Or, supermarkets could also ask people to use traditional 'bayongs' which are often times composed of recycled plastics as well. For our fresh/frozen products, we cannot help but to use plastics. You know, it's more hygienic to wrap your fish with a clean plastic than wrap it with what ... a Manila Bulletin page.
    nung one time kumakain kami sa isang ice cream parlor sa may pasig meron isang customer nanghingi ng lalagyan para don sa nabili niyang ice cream. sabi nung may-ari hindi niya maibigay yung paper bag kasi pag don naman nilagay is mabubutas lang at mahuhulog pa yung ice cream. hehe. kaya si ate hawak na lang yung ice cream cup na binili niya. hehehe.

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    pag na implement to sa Makati pano kaya yung mga jolli-jeep at pares sa CBD at P. Tamo? hehehe

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    In munti and LP it went good. nakakarekalmo lang kapag naparami ka ng bili ng wala sa oras, di mo alam pano bibitbitin

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiRbossR View Post
    In munti and LP it went good. nakakarekalmo lang kapag naparami ka ng bili ng wala sa oras, di mo alam pano bibitbitin
    I think a metrowide implementation will be met with some resistance from certain people with personal interests in keeping the status quo. Something the population of LP and muntilupa doesn't have...
    Last edited by ghosthunter; January 31st, 2012 at 12:49 AM.

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    Kawawa din un mga taong hanap buhay nila e Plastic sando bags manufacturing and selling. Tingin ko pwede mag ban. Wag lang total ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiRbossR View Post
    In munti and LP it went good. nakakarekalmo lang kapag naparami ka ng bili ng wala sa oras, di mo alam pano bibitbitin
    Quote Originally Posted by ghosthunter View Post
    I think a metrowide implementation will be met with some resistance from certain people with personal interests in keeping the status quo. Something the population of LP and muntilupa doesn't have...
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