Sunday, July 29, 2012

QC Regulates Use of Plastic Bags

The Quezon City Government has enacted Ordinance #2140 otherwise known as the "Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance" .  Instead of outright banning the use of plastic bags, the government has implemented a scheme that will reduce the use of plastic bags in the city.  The plan is to change the mindset of the consumers to bring their own reusable bags when they make their purchases in all  shops including supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacy, department stores as well as the wet markets. 
The aim of the government is to reduce the trash being thrown into the landfill. As cited in the Ordinance, the city produces some 700  cu. m. or about forty five 10-wheeler truck load of plastic bags alone which are being dumped in the Payatas landfill per day.