Single-use plastics banned by SC

March 02, 2020

THE Supreme Court through the Office of Administrative Services yesterday came up with a memorandum banning the use of single-use plastics in its offices.

In a memorandum addressed to all heads of offices of the SC, Deputy Clerk of Court and Chief Administrative Officer Atty. Maria Carina M. Cunanan said that 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).

NSWMC Resolution No. 1363, series of 2020 considers the following items as unnecessary single-use plastics: “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).”