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Davao City plans to enact ordinance banning plastic use in events

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The city government of Davao is mulling to pass an ordinance banning the use of plastics and encouraging reusable alternatives in official events of the city.

The local government said that the executive department led by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has endorsed a proposed resolution to the City Council to enact such ordinance.

In the meantime, City Administrator Zuleika T. Lopez said that they will no longer use single-use plastic items during meetings to help lessen the usage of plastics in the city.

“It has been found out that much of the garbage generated is composed of plastics and all forms of (it). In our own way in the City Government of Davao, we’re coming up with a policy to ban the use of plastic in all our meetings, conferences, etc.,” she said.

Lopez said that they will now encourage department heads to bring their own cups during meetings to avoid the use of plastics, including water bottles.

“This will go a long way to prevent the increase of plastics in our garbage,” she added.