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Parañaque set to prohibit single-use plastics

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Parañaque City will implement the ban on single use plastics in June 2020, according to the city’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).

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The ban prohibits the use of plastic bags, straws, spoons and forks, and stirrers, as well as Styrofoam plates, cups, bowls, and serving trays.

In a report by ABS-CBN News, Engineer Teresa Quiogue, city supervising environmental management specialist, said the ban will be implemented “in support of the Manila Bay rehabilitation.”

She added that it will help prevent single-use plastics from entering Metro Manila’s waterways and reduce the 20 to 30 percent of plastic waste.

Parañaque will be following the example of its neighbor city Muntinlupa, which banned single-use plastics in 2011.

According to Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, nearly 60 billion pieces of plastic sachets are used in the Philippines every year.

Plastic pollution is a major problem in the Philippines, which is frequently listed among the world’s worst offenders on marine plastic pollution along with China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

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