Total ban on plastics in December-A A +A
Monday, November 4, 2013
THE Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) gave business establishments in the city until December to stop the use of non-biodegradable plastics and polysterene foam or styrofoam, an official said Monday.
Speaking in Monday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao Annex, Cenro head Elisa P. Madrazo said their personnel will be going around the city to remind some 35,000 establishments about the deadline set.
She said they will be deploying their monitoring teams to these establishments to see if they still have stocks of non-biodegradable plastics and polysterene foam.
"Even though they will still have a good supply of the banned items by next year, we will strictly impose the total banning of the said items," Madrazo said.
She also said it will be up to establishment owners on how will they dispose of the items.
Madrazo said they will be penalizing those who will violate the total ban after the deadline set. She did not give further details.
"We are calling for the strict compliance of the total ban of non-biodegradable plastics and polysterene foam. It will be bad to see that the government keeps on imposing these rules and the people themselves won't comply with it," she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 05, 2013.