The city government of Iligan has reminded the Ilignons of the full implementation of the “Comprehensive Plastic Ban” starting Jan. 1, 2020.
The local government said that consumers should bring eco-bag, bayong, or paper bag in the groceries or markets.
“Kini nagpasabut nga ang mga establisyemento, tindahan ug vendors dili tugutan nga mogamit ug mobaligya sa mga plastik ingon man styrofoams,” it said.
Under Ordinance No. 19-6814, penalties for the violators are the following:
For business establishments:
1st offense – P5,000.00 & 10 hours community service
2nd offense – P5,000.00 & 20 hours community service
3rd offense – P5,000.00 & 30 hours community service
1st offense – P1,000.00 & 10 hours community service
2nd offense – P3,000.00 & 20 hours community service
3rd offense – P5,000.00 & 30 hours community service.