Duterte raises idea of single-use plastics ban nationwide


Manila, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has suggested an idea of banning single-use plastics nationwide.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the suggestion came from Duterte during the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The idea was brought up during climate change resiliency talk.

“The President floated the idea to ban the use of plastics, which according to him would require legislative action,” Panelo said in a statement on Thursday.

Numerous bill proposals of restriction for single-use plastics were submitted and introduced to Congress and LGU’s have passed laws to Senate, to reduce the use of plastics to lessen the pollution in the country.

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