Dipolog solid waste board to ban use of plastics, cellophane by mart vendors PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 September 2011 14:09

DIPOLOG CITY — The City Solid Management Board (CSWMB) headed by Mayor Evelyn T. Uy is now planning to ban the use of plastics and cellophane by market vendors in packaging their wares.

CSWMB came up with such a plan after the City General Services Office (CGSO) reported that used plastics and cellophanes were clogging the drainage canals, creeks and other waterways resulting in flooding during heavy rains in the city.

The board has also been informed that some residents here are not heeding the call of the city government for waste segregation as observed by CGSO’s garbage collectors.

It can be recalled that the city government started implementing its solid waste segregation program in poblacion barangays two months ago. This program aims to instill in the people the importance of practicing “reduce, reuse and recycle” of garbage to preserve and protect the environment.

Presently, the city government maintains a “controlled dumpsite” at barangay Sangkol this city and the recyclable materials are now stockpiled at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be processed into plastic blocks.

The board has also urged all machine shop owners not to throw their used oils and lubricants into the drainage canals or creeks so as not to pollute the rivers and streams. — PIA