Plastics ordinance to take effect Nov. 23-A A +A
Friday, August 10, 2012
BACOLOD City Council member Em Ang reminded Bacolodnons that the Plastic Regulation Ordinance that she authored and was already approved by the council will be implemented on November 23.
She said the floods that dipped thousands of houses, buildings and other structures that affect a million Filipinos brought about by Typhoon "Gener" and other storms are reminders that the proper disposal of wastes, especially plastics, should be practiced in the country.
The implementation in Bacolod will start in malls and other business establishments.
Ang saw the need to implement the ordinance, as plastics are the major cause of clogged drainage, esteros and rivers, and even affect the shoreline.
She said she has been advocating for waste segregation and the ban on the use of plastics, as this is the major culprit that causes floods in Bacolod City.
Ang was in Thailand on Thursday with Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Councilor Caesar Distrito and the Technical Working Group for a three-day final conference of the Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia.
She said they toured around Thailand and she observed that the country is clean and their waste disposal is very good.
“Proper waste disposal is among the best practices of Thailand,” she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 10, 2012.