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QC gov’t regulates use of plastic bags all over city

Monday, July 9, 2012

The administration of Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista has stepped up the no-nonsense implementation of an ordinance that calls for the regulation on the use of plastic bags all over the city.

Determined to inculcate in the minds of the residents the need to follow the measure to the letter, city officials led by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte hosted last Friday a forum aimed primarily at informing the public of how to reduce the city’s production of plastic waste.

“This is Quezon City’s commitment in building a truly green and sustainable city,” said the vice mayor who was accompanied by key city officials in welcoming the forum participants at the QC Hall Bulwagan.
Compared to other cities adopting a total ban on plastic use, Belmonte said the city government has just favored to regulate the use of plastics to give residents ample time to integrate the system in their behavior or attitude.

“Going green must not only be lip service.  There has to be attitude and behavioral change,” Belmonte said.      

Councilor Dorothy Delarmente, author of ordinances SP-2140, otherwise known as the “QC Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance” and SP-2103, and the city’s task force on plastic bag reduction have joined efforts to mount the forum which highlights the local government’s determined effort to regulate the use of plastic bags in the city, especially in QC-based business establishments..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/1279-qc-gov%E2%80%99t-regulates-use-of-plastic-bags-all-over-city


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