Issue of August 6, 2017
     
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LT vendors stop giving plastics to marketgoers
by Ofelia C. Empian

Market goers are now encouraged to bring their own eco bags when purchasing goods at the La Trinidad Public Market, as vendors pledged their support to the town’s zero plastic bag measure.

La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda said the action of the stall owners, specifically the 1993 and 2002 public market associations, dubbed “green initiative” is very much welcomed by the municipality.

Beginning Aug. 1, the stall owners stopped using plastic bags in their transactions.

Salda said the initiative will be formally launched this Monday, Aug. 7, wherein they will distribute eco bags to market goers for free as part of their information education campaign.

“We hope to sustain this especially so that we already have an ordinance governing this,” Salda said.

Ordinance 11-2015 regulates the use of plastic bag, polystyrene/Styrofoam and other synthetic packaging materials in the municipality and providing penalty for violators. 

The measure seeks to lessen plastic pollution by mandating establishments to make use of alternative packaging or bagging materials such as paper or cloth bags, buri or bayong, non-plastic sacks or bags, reusable shopping bags, biodegradable plastic or containers.

The ordinance also states that business establishments dealing wet goods shall use plastic bags with no handle, holes or strings only as secondary packaging material as this are justified on the grounds of public hygiene. The primary packaging should still be bayong, eco bags or other reusable bags.

The wholesalers of vegetable are exempted from the usage of plastic bag on the ground of sanitation, however they are encouraged to use biodegradable and reusable alternative bagging products.

Those who will violate the ordinance will be fined P1,000 for first offense; P2,000 for second offense; and P2,500 for the third offense and cancellation of business permit of the establishment upon discretion of the court.


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