The environment should be protected and
maintain with the initiative of the local government.
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines an urban
area in the country implemented a “No Plastic”
Ordinance under the Solid Waste Management (SWM)
law to reduce the waste plastic collected, which is one of
the wastes that last for hundred year be it dissolve
naturally. Thus, this study is conducted to identify the
implementation of the City on this ordinance. The study
used a descriptive-quantitative research design, and the
researcher-made questionnaire is the main instrument to
gather the responses of the respondents. A total of 550
residents on selected Barangay in Cabanatuan City are
the respondents, they are chosen using a convenience
sampling. The result shows that, the local government
unit of Cabanatuan city are successful in the
implementation of the “No Plastic” ordinance, proper
information dissemination and training and seminars are
conducted to inform the residents of the city. It is also
notable that residents are often segregating and
recycling their waste before disposing it, thus reducing
the collected waste.
Keywords : Plastics, Segregation, urban area, SWM, Ordinance.