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CamNorte Rep. Tallado lauds approval of bill seeking to regulate single-use plastic products

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Camarines Norte Rep. Josie Baning Tallado said that her bill seeking to regulate the use and production of single-use plastic has been approved on final reading by the House of Representatives.

“Masaya po ang inyong lingkod, Cong. Josie Baning Tallado, na nakapasa sa pinal at ika-3 pagbasa sa Kongreso ang ating panukalang batas House Bill 9147 na nag-reregulate sa paggamit, produksyon, importasyon at pagbebenta ng single-use plastics,” said the lawmaker.

“Isa itong mahalagang hakbang para makabawas tayo sa tone-toneladang basura na nanggagaling sa plastic waste,” she added.

HB 9147 provides for the gradual phase out of single-use plastics, which refer to “plastic products designed to be disposed, destroyed, or recycled, after only one use.”

Once the bill is enacted into law, non-compostable single-use plastic products like drinking straws; stirrers; sticks for candy, balloon and cotton bud; buntings; confetti; and packaging or bags of less than 10 microns in thickness shall be phased out within one year.

“Hinihikayat din ng panukalang batas na ito ang ating mga kababayan at mga kumpanyang nagagawa ng plastics na aktibong mag recycle at pigilan ang pagdaloy nito sa ating mga ilog at karagatan para mapangalagaan natin ang ating kalikasan hanggang sa susunod na henerasyon,” said Tallado