Council urged to review eco-solid waste management ordinance-A A +A
Friday, September 20, 2013
AN ORGANIZATION urged the City Council of Davao to review the city's ordinance prohibiting the use of non-biodegradable materials.
In a letter dated September 3, the Polysterene Packaging Council of the Philippines (PPCP), through its president Henry Gaw and secretary-general Daisy Concepcion Coroza, cited two vital provisions in the City Ordinance No. 2010-0361, also known as "The Ecological Solid Waste Management".
The two provisions are section 2 (e), which states that the policy will "encourage greater public-private partnership on solid waste management", and Article 5 Section 7, that provides the "ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and polysterene foam as food containers".
The group wanted to partner with the City Government on its solid waste management program by providing "timely, correct and balance information as supported by technical data and other references".
Among its possible contribution, it said, is "to include the available technologies on material production, and recycling opportunities for used plastic sando bags and polysterene".
Further, the council also said that the Department of Science and Technology issued an environment technology verification on Styrofoam products in November 2012.
The letter read that "adhering to the opportunities and limits to the technology, biodegradable foam containers are now no less than different from other biodegradable materials".
"Believing that recycling holds an effective solution for solid waste management, we support and propose as well a plastic bag and styro recovery program," the PPCP said. (Sun.Star Davao)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 20, 2013.