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‘Single-use’ plastics now barred in Supreme Court offices

/ 03:10 PM March 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court has implemented a total ban on the use of single-use plastics in its offices.

In a memorandum dated February 28, 2020, Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Maria Carina M. Cunanan said the high court is adopting the solid waste avoidance and waste management strategy of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), which is under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

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Under NSWMC Resolution No. 1363-2020, among considered “unnecessary single-use plastics” are the following: “plastic cups (lower than 0.2 mm in thickness), plastic drinking straws, plastic coffee stirrers, plastic spoons, plastic forks, plastic knives, and plastic labo and thin-filmed sando bags (lower than 15 microns).”

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