Should plastic bags be banned in Naga?
The Total Plastic Ban Act of 2011( Senate Bill 2759 ) expects a phase out of non-biodegradable plastic bags within 3 years. Similarly, HB 4840 strategies include the following measures: (1) Stores are mandated to implement an in-store recovery program in which the customers can return the plastic bags they had used; (2) Bags must have a logo showing that they are biodegradable, with a printed note saying “Please return to any store for recycling”; (3) All business establishments shall have their own plastic bag recovery bins, which shall be visible and accessible to the customers; (4) Local government units (LGUs) are tasked to collect, recycle and dispose of all plastic bags recovered by the stores.
The city government has started its campaign and has drafted an Ordinance on prohibiting and regulating the use of plastic bags. The more appropriate question now is “Will the LGU’s effort to reduce plastic bag distribution in the city realize its objectives?”
Let’s discuss it, say YES because (express your opinion) or NO because (express your opinion).