Thursday, September 30, 2010

MMDA backs plastic ban

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority supports the call of
environmental advocates to ban the use of plastic bags as these clog
waterways and cause massive floodings.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said 80 percent of the garbage hauled
from waterways and esteros were non-biodegradable plastic products.

However, Tolentino admits he could not guarantee that the ban on
plastic use will be successful if the local government units and the
public will not cooperate.

The EcoWaste Coalition urged the public to use paper or woven bags or
“bayong” instead of plastic bags when they go to the market.

Tolentino said plastic bags prevent floodwaters from receding during
and after heavy downpour.


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