Plastics are already banned in one town of Bulacan

Philippines
January 31, 2013 7:46am CST
In my previous post about the provincial ordinance of banning plastic use in Bulacan (http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2740140.aspx), I was happy to hear that our nearby town is already implementing the said prohibition tomorrow. I just hope that other town will also start in implementing the said ordinance and hopefully the whole country. Good day Mylotters
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@louievill (17147)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
plastic bags and styrofoam had been banned in our city (Las Pinas) since January 2012, it's cleaner here now especially our creeks and most of us has adopted
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
I think this is another move to help restore the environment - adopting creeks. I hope that here in Bulacan, it will be cleaner once this ordinace took its effectivity.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
Don't get me wrong, I support a total plastic ban. But will these have an adverse effect on nature? I mean the demand for paper might skyrocket because of this total plastic ban. I could be missing out a piece of information about this so please help me fill it out. I'm not that knowledgeable in this part of our news.
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
I think there are some disadvantage since some might cut more trees to produce paper. However, there are option of recycling papers too. I think use of plastics porperly will not have adverse effect. But now people seem to be irresponsible of using plastics. They just kept of buying plastics and not use them for other purpose, instead they will keep on throwing it in garbage.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
Quezon City, Manila has already had this implemented since last year. It was a bit of an adjustment for us especially in many supermarkets or grocery stores they really are not providing even paper bags! hehe But then it was quite good that now that we are used to this, we bring re-usable or eco friendly bags. Actually i liked it better to have paper bags, and eco bags because i can always just carry them in my shoulder versus plastic bags in my hand. =) This is really good, that most are implementing such concern now... i believe if this continues it also is teaching us to be more concsious or our usages (plastics, and so on) and be more caring for the environment. This causes awareness, and you will just feel happy seeing peoplle shopping bringing their own bags - this contributes to a lot of lessened trash or garbages. I remembered when we had ondoy, pepeng and other typhoons hitting us, you can see a lot of plastic bags along tthe streets, some bears the name of the known fast food chains... but now they are possibly going to be lessened which is a good thing. :D
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
I think people must be aware of the proper use of eco-bags. There is also tendency of over stocks of ecobags if not properly used and will end up to trash. I got your point too that having ecobag is more convinient like what you mentioned. I hope that there must be more awareness program of the said ordinance.
@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
hello mylotter , in my hometown that ordinance has been implemented a year ago. and in nearby town implemented already 6 months ago. and hopefully whole country wpuld follow. some provinces are still using plastic?
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
I guess there are stilll provinces that allows the use of plastic as packaging material. I just hope that the whole province will implement this ordinance and will be successful.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Here in Cavite, the plastic ban has been in existence since late last year in almost all the cities and towns. I have learned to bring along the recyclable bag they sell at the groceries for 10 pesos. Even the fast food chains place takeouts inside paper bags which has reduced non-biodegradable waste products. Except for a few towns in low lying places, we hardly experience floods in Cavite but the plastic ban has indeed helped in reducing waste. However, there remains those irresponsible people who throw their garbage anywhere unmindful of the negative effects to the environment.