Plastics, a Notable Solid Waste: Decrease Burning, Increase Recycling

Plastics, a Notable Solid Waste: Decrease Burning, Increase Recycling

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Angela Tomada started this petition to netizens and

        Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) deployed a Social Weather Stations (SWS) nationwide survey (to 1,800 Filipinos aged 18 years old and above) in 2019 highlighting the distinguished plastics consumed such as 1) sando bags (71%), 2) plastic straws and stirrers (66%), 3) plastic labo bags (65%), 4) styrofoam or polystyrene food containers (64%), 5) sachets (60%), 6) tetra pack or doy pack for juices (59%), 7) plastic drinking cups (56%), 8) cutlery such as plastic spoons and forks (54%), 9) plastic bottles for juice (49%), and 10) plastic bottles for water (41%). Following what Alegado (2020) stated, "instead of heeding global calls for less plastic in the marketplace, the plastics industry is also pushing for false solutions like burning."

        A modern problem certainly requires a modern solution. However, the unfavorable alternative solution in reducing the solid waste (through burning) does eliminate them and contributes to dreadful air pollution. Recycling occurred during ancient times recording the first recycling of paper dated to 1030 in Japan. In which, consequently modified in late the 1960s and '70s by Americans due to the massive production of solid waste affecting varied aspects.
This must be preserved over time.

        Hence, as a citizen of a country possessing 14.66 million tons of annual solid waste, I hereby invoke a petition covering the feasible solution for the abiding global issue. Whereas, engaging oneself in collecting and recycling plastics is used to replace the arduous burning of solid wastes is approvingly implemented.

        Moreover, through the advocacy and assistance of numerous Plastic Bank branches in the Philippines, plastics are minimized as well as poverty. By enabling the exchange of waste plastic for money, goods, or blockchain-secured digital tokens, Plastic Bank reveals the true value of the material, making it too valuable to throw away (Katz, 2019). Plastics collected and placed at Plastic Bank branches are recycled and sold as Social Plastic® to varied organizations that create a sustainable, eco-friendly, and socially responsible supply chain for their own.

        Let us rejoice in raising mother nature's voice!



Source Articles:
Alegado, J. (2020, January 20). Philippines: Banning Single-Use Plastics at the National Level and Strengthening Existing Laws Needed to Curb Plastic Pollution Crisis. HEINRICH-BÖLL-STIFTUNG Southeast Asia. Retrieved from
Katz, D. (2019). Plastic Bank: launching Social Plastic® revolution. Field Actions Science Reports, (19), 96-99.
Marquez, C. (2020, January 22). SWS: 7 in 10 Filipinos favor nationwide ban on single-use plastics. Inquirer Net. Retrieved from

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