Support for ban on single-use plastics gains ground in House

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Published December 8, 2019, 6:36 PM

By Charissa Luci-Atienza 

Efforts to prohibit the production, importation, sale, provision and use of single-use plastics have gained ground in the House of Representatives after two more House leaders, including Deputy Speaker and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte, also sought a nationwide single-use plastic ban.


ACT-CIS partylist Rep. Eric Yap, and Duterte jointly filed House Bill No. 5623 to ban the use of single-use plastics nationwide to eliminate plastic pollution in the country.

“Single use plastics include sachets, sando bags, straws, stirrers, water and soda bottles, among others. These do not disintegrate in any person’s lifetime yet the consumption of each person in a single day is plentiful and it is alarming. In cases where

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