Banning is NOT the Solution


Photo Courtesy of UST Varsitarian (Official publication of the University of Santo Tomas)

Republic Act 9003 orĀ  The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, provides for a comprehensive system for the setting up of solid waste management mechanisms from the national up to the barangay level. The clear provisions of RA 9003 consist in establishing mechanisms for collection and recycling. Polystyrene is a thermoplastic or a polymer that turns to liquid when heated and solidifies when cooled sufficiently. Polystyrene is 100% recyclable and the DOST has partnered with PPCP to develop melting ovens that facilitate the recycling process. This invention has garnered several awards for the DOST in various competitions and has reached its third generation of development.

Continue reading

News and updates about the state of the polystyrene packaging industry and the Philippines