Ban of single-use plastic in entire PH mulled
After Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he is “seriously” considering to ban single-use plastic items in Boracay, National Solid Waste Management Commission executive director Eligio Ildefonso said this is something that should be done nationwide.
“Single-use plastic is what its name says, for single-use,” Ildefonso pointed out. “It cannot be recycled and reused; people have no motivation to recover it. It has no further use so it should be discouraged.”
Ildefonso then encouraged the use of eco bags when buying wet and dry goods.
“Eco bags can be reused; you can wash them; they do not contribute to solid waste,” he said.
Right now, the huge volume of solid waste in the country caused a longer turnaround time for garbage hauling trucks, thus resulting in accumulation of garbage and delay in its transfer to the sanitary landfill.