92% FOLLOW MAKATI’S PLASTIC BAN

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MAJORITY of business establishments in Makati followed the city’s plastic ban. The Plastic Monitoring Task Force (PMTF) reported that business establishments registered high compliance ratings between 90 to 92 percent in the implementation of the city’s Plastic Regulation Program, which was mandated by the city’s Solid Waste Management Code. Department of Environmental Services (DES) chief Danilo Villas said out of the 4,519 establishments inspected by PMTF teams from January to March of this year, only 366 or around eight percent were found with certain violations. Villas said the first quarter compliance rating of 92 percent is even higher compared to a 90 percent compliance rate achieved in the first six months of the citywide plastic ban. From June to December last year, PMTF teams inspected 6,373 establishments throughout the city. Of these, there were 649 violators mostly food establishments and retail outlets.

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