• Posted on June 11, 2021

EMB Caraga posted an announcement on its Facebook Page (EMB Caraga) on June 9, 2021 about the declaration of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) through Resolution No. 1428, Series 2021 of plastic straws and plastic coffee stirrers as Non-Environmentally Acceptable Products (NEAP).

The commission through its Technical Working Committee (TWC) has conducted an assessment and found out that these products are non-environmentally acceptable, considering the damaged they caused to our environment.

The Regional Bureau showed its support to this action of NSWMC. And it is anticipating for the commission to adopt guidelines to finally phase out plastic products and packaging. ###