As the Philippines hasn’t passed any law in regards to banning and regulating single-use plastic nationwide different Local Government Units have stepped up and imposed their ordinances.
These LGUs are environmental leaders with different extents in their regulations from regulating the use of plastic bags and polystyrene to a total ban in single-use plastic.
We thought it might be eye-opening to plot all the areas that have already banned single-use plastics or have passed bills and ordinances for this. See below those marked in blue.
We hope to update this from time-to-time, and hopefully, we'll see more areas that have banned single-use plastics next time!
You can see the full list of areas at the end of this blog. To see the areas outside Philippines, click this.
This is the theme of 2020's Earth Day. In case your city has not yet banned single-use plastic, we encourage you to write to your leaders. More than just ranting online about how bad the plastic problem is, let's take specific action for a more wide-scale solution.
WRITE A LETTER
We have created a template that you could use to write to your leaders. If we want change, let's instigate it. Click this to download the template.
Next time you travel to these places, keep in mind that you need to follow their rules. Be prepared for your reusables or be extra creative on how you will be able to avoid them.
LIST OF AREAS:
We have compiled this from our research on the web, let us know if we have missed any so we can include it in our next update!
Cebu City Hall
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
El Nido, Palawan
Los Baños, Laguna
San Carlos, Negros Occidental