Environmental Preservation: A “No Plastic” Ordinance Implementation in Urban Area


Authors : DAVE M. PASTORFIDE, MBA, LPT; DANILO D. PASTORFIDE, MPA, LPT

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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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.

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