plastic ban - updates

Rappler's latest stories on plastic ban


New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:41 PM

'New Zealanders are proud of our country's clean, green reputation and want to help ensure we live up to it,' says Environment Minister Eugenie Sage

DISPOSABLE. New Zealand has banned single-use plastic bag beginnning July 1, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Volume of Baguio plastic wastes down 1 year after ban

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:40 PM

However, there has been an increase in the use of other kinds of residual refuse, like paper materials, which have been used as replacement for plastic

Mimaropa council urges LGUs, businesses: Ban plastics, balloon releases

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Advocates of the policy hope local governments would pass ordinances to enforce the ban

Single-use plastic ban in Mimaropa proposed

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The resolution will be endorsed for approval by the Mimaropa Regional Development Council on December 6

El Nido's ban on plastic bottles now in effect

Sep 26, 2018 - 8:00 AM

A move that begun on September 1 tasks all those going to El Nido with surrendering their single-use plastic bottles, plastic bags, and others before boarding their boats

PLASTIC BAN. Mayor Nieves Cabunalda-Rosendo speaking with NGO heads about the environment plans of the town. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Local gov't to ban single-use plastics when Boracay reopens

Aug 26, 2018 - 1:26 PM

'Sa mga bisita sa Boracay, magdala na kayo ng sariling straw dahil bawal ang single-use plastic. Bawal na rin ang plastic bags at styrofoams sa isla,' says Sangguniang Bayan member Maylynn Aguirre Graf

BANNED. Single-use plastics will now be banned in Boracay Island. File photo of Boracay by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'We're phasing-out single-use plastic bags so we can better look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand's clean, green reputation,' says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:54 PM

'We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,' Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1

'Bag rage' as Australia supermarkets impose plastic ban

Jul 02, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Woolworths and Coles plans to voluntarily remove free lightweight plastic bags from their stores nationally and instead offer more environmentally friendly reusable bags

PLASTIC WAR. A sign, seen in a Coles supermarket, advises its customers of its plastic bag free in Sydney on July 2, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

May 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007 The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version

OLD LAW. The ordinance that the Baguio City government starts implementing, banning plastic and styrofoam containers, is a recycled ordinance from 2007.

Life and Style wRap: Sherpas, plastics, the Pope

Jun 23, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Inexperienced Nepalese porters Pope Francis and a beauty pageant make news

BRING BACK THE CROWN. The Miss Algeria beauty pageant returns after 10 years