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SUP Coalition to advocate for a cleaner Davao City



THE SINGLE-USE Plastic Coalition has launched a campaign called “Time’s Up for Plastics: Go Zero Plastics Now, Davao!” to push for the strict enforcement of the Single-Use Plastics Ordinance.

During Wednesday’s Habi at Kape forum in Abreeza, Dr. Della Grace Bacaltos, SUP Coalition executive committee member, said the campaign focuses on waste reduction through single-use plastic management.

“So, we are trying our best to really fast-track. That’s why we have a statement actually from the coalition to really make an impact and influence all other institutions and organizations to really work for the banning or maybe regulating the single-use plastic in Davao City,” she said.

The Single-use Plastic Coalition is an initiative of various schools, communities, and the Mintal Resource Collectors Association (MiRCA) in campaigning for a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future for Davao City and to address the growing problems of plastics in oceans, biodiversity, and the health and safety of the people.

According to Bacaltos, they have been implementing the policy banning single-use plastic in school campuses like Ateneo de Davao University, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City City National High School, and Davao Central College. 

She also said they will invite more schools to join the coalition for the campaign to be strategic.

“So with that policy, we are trying to minimize and we are trying to refuse and really reduce single-use plastic,” she said.

Bacaltos also added she had contacted Councilor Pilar C. Braga to follow up on the IRR on the “No to Single-use Plastics Ordinance of 2021” (City Ordinance 0500-21).



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