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MATRIX RANKING OF THE POLICY ISSUES ON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Main Policy Issues on Solid Waste Management| Sub-set of Issues| Target Beneficiaries| Major Players| Policy Content| The use of non-biodegradable plastic carry out bag and polystyrene foam at point of sale by retail / business establishments| Banning the use of film plastic bag| Costumers, commercial establishments, citizen| * Commercial establishments such as engaged in commerce or sale of goods or services, including but not limited to, market stores, shopping mall outlets, supermarkets, department stores, groceries, convenience stores, food chains, restaurants, cafes, bars, sari-sari stores and the like. * Costumers| * No commercial establishment shall utilize thin film, single use, or carry out plastic bags at the point of sale for the purpose of carrying away goods. * Imposing the use of plastic bags in carrying the dry good products bought by the costumer. * Prohibiting the use of plastic bags to dry goods. * Requiring the use of plastic container for packaging wet products like meat, fish etc. * Providing some tax remedies to the non-violating establishments. * Penalizing the establishment who violated the above statement.| | Prohibiting the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam/stryrofor)| | * Commercial establishments as stated above player * Costumers| * Banning the use of poly-ethylene product - a petroleum-based plastic made from styrene monomer and a light weight material used in all types of products from cups and food packaging materials in some specific establishments. * Providing some tax remedies to the non-violating establishments. * Penalizing the establishment who violated the above statement| | Education to the people (shoppers) for beneficial use of eco-friendly shopping bag or bayong| | * Commercial establishments as stated above player * Costumers| * Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) Campaign- the...
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