Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. has issued the executive order amending an earlier plastic bag ban. The new ban aims to "strengthen our citywide advocacy for the use of environment-friendly packaging."
"We have amended the guidelines previously issued to include a clear definition of primary and secondary packaging materials. We have also identified products packaged in plastic material that need to be exempted from the ban for the time being, since an acceptable alternative packaging is not yet available," Binay said in a press statement.
The said order will be implemented in some areas in Makati starting next week.