Starting today, the Quezon City government will enforce strict use of plastic bags and will totally eliminate the use of Styrofoam products. Even in public wet markets, use of plastic bags will be limited and everyone is encourage to bring their own bags or else pay P2 plastic recovery system fee for a plastic bag.
Banning the use of plastic bags is also being implemented in the following Metro Manila cities: Pasay, Muntinlupa, Pasig, Marikina, Las Piñas and Manila.
Many have resorted in using paper bags but I believe this is also not environment-friendly because it means more trees are needed to be cut down because of increase in demand of paper, which in turn will lead to more floods and pollutions.
In the end, in order to save and protect the environment, each one of us should be responsible in disposing our waste products while the government should put into place an effective and efficient garbage collection and disposal system.
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