Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said the city is beginning to reap benefits of an ordinance that regulates the use of plastic carry-all bags. Bautista made the statement after turnover of 1,500 chairs manufactured from plastic materials recovered from trash bins to Pasong Tamo Elementary School. The mayor, with Frederika Rentoy, head of the Quezon City Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department, and School Division superintendent Elizabeth Quesada accepted the school chairs donated by Robinson’s Supermarket. A Commission on Audit (COA) report released in July took notice of the drop in Quezon City government’s garbage hauling expenses with the reduced volume of trash. The COA report said Quezon City paid P768,305,831 for “environment/sanitary services” in 2015 that was P246 million or 24.2 percent less than the P1.014 billion spent the previous year. Quezon City was the biggest spender in garbage hauling in Metro Manila in 2014.