Sweeping plastics ban worries QC traders

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MANILA, Philippines — As the Quezon City government moves forward with a far-reaching plan to cut plastic waste by prohibiting single-use materials at dine-in establishments, some business owners said the three-month transition period was unfeasible and could devastate certain retailers.

On Sunday, Mayor Joy Belmonte announced two ordinances that were signed in October—City Ordinances SP-2868 and SP-2876—which would impose a wider ban on plastic bags and all single-use plastic and paper materials for dine-in customers, respectively.The plastic bag ban—which also removes the option of letting shoppers buy a bag for P2—will begin in January 2020, while the prohibition on dispo…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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