As a measure to reduce the plastic waste generation in Davao City, the “No to Single-Use Plastics Ordinance of 2021” has been already signed by Mayor Sara Duterte.
The ordinance bans the use of single-use plastics and will likewise regulate its sale and distribution.
Among the products that are prohibited to be sold include drinking cups, ice cream cups, condiments and containers, stirrers, straws, egg containers or clamshells, balloon sticks, meal boxes and cutleries among others. (𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑐𝑒: 𝑆𝑢𝑛𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑟 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑜)
Reports say that Davao City’s sanitary landfill’s capacity level has already been maximized due to the onslaught collection of wastes. The rising population and the increase of consumption can be attributed to the rapid generation of waste.
It is expected that through this ordinance, the plastic pollution in the city will be addressed.