Plastic ban in Clark Air Force base – Philippines

Posted on January 25, 2016 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

IT’S a plastic-free Clark this 2016. This is after the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) issued a Memorandum Circular (MC) banning and/or regulating the use of plastics and Styrofoam on December 18 last year. The MC will take effect on April 21, the international celebration of Earth Day.

via Peña: Plastic ban in Clark.

For clarification, CDC is not banning all types of plastic. The MC zeroes in mainly on non-biodegradable plastic bags, commonly called ‘sando’ bags. Mineral water bottles and other plastic products are not covered. Plastic bags will still be allowed as primary packaging material for wet goods (i.e. meat products, fish).

Styrofoam on the other hand is not allowed to be used for food and drinks. This will definitely have an impact on the operation of fastfood restaurants and coffee shops. It is allowed to be used as insulator or other similar purposes. By the way, Styrofoam is a trade name of the Dow Chemical Company for housing insulation. The correct term for this material is polystyrene.