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A bill that seeks to address plastic pollution by making businesses responsible for recycling will be approved on third reading by next week, one of its principal authors said on Friday.

A bill that seeks to address plastic pollution by making businesses responsible for recycling will be approved on third reading by next week, one of its principal authors said on Friday.

A bill that seeks to address plastic pollution by making businesses responsible for recycling will be approved on third reading by next week, one of its principal authors said on Friday. Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille A. Villar said House Bill (HB) 10696 or the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 is […]

A bill that seeks to address plastic pollution by making businesses responsible for recycling will be approved on third reading by next week, one of its principal authors said on Friday.Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille A. Villar said House Bill (HB) 10696 or the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 is set for approval on final reading once the House of Representatives resumes session on Monday.

“The [EPR] Bill is scheduled for Third Reading approval on Monday, January 31, before session adjourns,” she toldBusinessWorldin a mobile phone message.The measure, which Ms. Villar authored, aims to prevent plastic waste from leaking into the environment and create a system where companies will be held more accountable for their plastic products.

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Linkedin A bill that seeks to address plastic pollution by making businesses responsible for recycling will be approved on third reading by next week, one of its principal authors said on Friday.0 Stricter quarantine measures will take effect starting Friday in six areas, which were placed under Alert Level 3 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF)..(DOH).

Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille A. Nograles said the new classification will cover Palawan, Camiguin, Davao Occidental, Dinagat Islands, Tawi-Tawi and Sulu. Villar said House Bill (HB) 10696 or the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 is set for approval on final reading once the House of Representatives resumes session on Monday. “The [EPR] Bill is scheduled for Third Reading approval on Monday, January 31, before session adjourns,” she told BusinessWorld in a mobile phone message. “The said escalation shall take effect on Friday, January 28, 2022 until February 15, 2022,” Nograles said in a brief statement last Thursday. The measure, which Ms.22.

Villar authored, aims to prevent plastic waste from leaking into the environment and create a system where companies will be held more accountable for their plastic products. Intrazonal and interzonal travel in areas under Alert Level 3 will be allowed subject to reasonable restrictions to be imposed by local government units (LGU) based on age and comorbidities. Under the bill, the Department of Natural Resources would create a national framework for all kinds of product waste to reduce wastes that are harmful to the environment. Companies will also need to make programs to reduce their production, use and importation of plastic products. Other activities, which will be temporarily banned in areas under such Alert Level, are venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters; Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except as may be authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President; and gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household. Violators could be charged from P1 million to P20 million and could lose their business permits. Ms. Government agencies and instrumentalities shall remain to be fully operational and shall adhere to at least 30 percent site capacity, while applying work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements.

Villar said that for small and medium-sized businesses to follow environment-friendly policies, they should be educated about the effects of using plastic. in a Viber statement released on Thursday, Ms. Villar said: “There are ways to recycle and reuse that do not require a lot of capital. We need to educate our entrepreneurs about the negative effects of not recycling and teaching them about the technology that is not expensive and easy to execute.” HB 10696 was approved on second reading on Tuesday and a committee report was submitted by the House Committee on Ecology on the same day.

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