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These eight plastic products were found to have available alternatives, according to officials.
The National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) has approved a resolution banning the use of eight "unnecessary" single-use plastic products in all government offices, according to Inquirer. Chaired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the NSWMC said the
This will include plastic bags, straws, spoons, forks, cups, and stirrers.
ParaƱaque's Environment and Natural Resources Office announced that single-use plastic will be banned in the city starting in June, according to Philstar. This will include plastic bags, straws, spoons, forks, cups, and stirrers, as well as Styrofoam plates, cups,
What is necessary and what is simply out of convenience?
Back in high school, I participated in a mangrove cleanup as part of a school requirement, and most of the trash collected were plastic straws. This was in 2008. I became more conscious of my use of plastic straws, and tried to