Plastic ban in Makati begins June 20 – Philippines

Posted on May 30, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Plastic ban in Makati begins June 20 | Nation, News, The Philippine Star |

Under the Code’s section on the “Use of Environment-Friendly Materials,” these establishments are prohibited from selling, using or distributing plastic bags for use as primary or secondary packaging on dry goods, or as secondary packaging for wet goods. 

The sale, use or distribution of Styrofoam (polystyrene) and other materials with non-biodegradable components that are being used as containers for food, drinks, dining utensils and beverages is also strictly prohibited.

Once the ban finally takes effect this June 20, the management will be required to provide, for free or for a fee, paper bags, cloth bags, basket/woven bags made from biodegradable packaging materials, woven native bags and other similar materials in lieu of plastic shopping bags.