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To: Mayor Lino Cayetano, Taguig City, Philippines

Sign to ban the use of plastics and styrofoam in Taguig

Sign to ban the use of plastics and styrofoam in Taguig

We are petitioning for the respectable Mayor Lino Cayetano to ban single-use plastics and styrofoam in the City of Taguig. It has been long overdue for Taguig to play its role in protecting the environment.

Why is this important?

The massive pollution and environmental effects of plastics need to be addressed in ALL the local government units in the Philippines.

With our population of over 100M, the everyday use of plastics and styrofoam have led to devastating effects as they accumulate, clog and choke our waterways, cause deadly floodings, kill our marine animals, and pollute our rivers, lakes and seas.

Because of these negative effects, hundreds of measures around the world have been taken since 2002— the year when the first national ban on plastic bags was enacted in Bangladesh— to reduce or regulate their use.

So many other cities in Metro Manila and towns across the Philippines have progressed towards this movement. However the City of Taguig, still has not done anything and it is already 2019.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-out_of_lightweight_plastic_bags)

To date, these are the Metro Manila cities with bans or restrictions on plastics:
Muntinlupa (Jan. 1, 2011)
Las Piñas (Jan. 2, 2012)
Pasig (Jan. 1, 2012)
Quezon City (Sept. 1, 2012, P2.00 per bag)
Pasay (Sept. 1, 2012, Bags for a fee)
Makati (June 30, 2013)
(https://hubpages.com/politics/List-of-Philippine-Cities-Where-Plastic-Ban-is-Implemented)

We call on Mayor Lino Cayetano to address this issue and finally bring Taguig at par with all the other cities and towns that have implemented banning plastics, to play its role in protecting the environment by banning single-use plastics and styrofoam.

Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Reasons for signing

  • Taguig, being one of the highly urbanized and modernized cities here in the Philippines has more than enough capacity to make this change in favor of the environment and the people. I really hope that Taguig would as stand a role model for its neighboring cities on spearheading a more efficient and sustainable way of managing waste in urban areas.
  • Serious changes need to be made to slow down and possibly even reverse the effects of the climate crisis. Single-use plastic is everywhere– coffee shops, fast food chains, packaging from online shopping– every piece of plastic we consume ends up in a landfill or an ocean and eventually finds its way into our food and drinking water. The survival of humans and animals alike depends upon our motivation to change the way we live. Ban single-use plastic
  • It helps to know the data on a global scale but we need to start down to the LGU levels https://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/where-are-plastic-bags-banned-around-the-world/

Updates

2019-07-21 03:58:12 +0800

100 signatures reached

2019-07-21 03:38:20 +0800

50 signatures reached

2019-07-20 23:03:40 +0800

25 signatures reached

2019-07-20 18:59:34 +0800

10 signatures reached