January 31, 2011

Be Eco-Friendly: Bring Your Own Bayong/Bag

I am glad/proud I am currently residing on a city implementing the "Bring your Own Bag/Bayong in compliance with City Ordinance #10-109. 

Last year, posters and notices were spread out in the whole city to make the puclic aware that plastic bags were no longer allowed effective January 18, 2011 and the people were encouraged to bring their own shopping bags whenever they go to the market, groceries and even in the sari-sari store. 

I was amazed and I eagerly prepared my bags. There's not much effort since we alaready have some at home. but to those who don't have them, they can easily acquire one from the department stores and groceries who are offering them for reasonable prices.

And here comes the day I was waiting for. I would like to see if the general public would follow with the ordinance since this city is big and I thought authorities would find it hard to implement the law at once, but I was wrong. People are so submissive and everyone prepared for it. I went to a mini restaurant and ordered some food for lunch. The owner told me that they will wrap my food on banana leaves and will sealed it on a paper bag like:
I am glad that people are becoming aware of the effect of non-biodegradable products to our environment. If people would act together, we can stop climate change and global warming. And that is one of the reasons why I was away for a few months now besides from the stalker thing. We (our company) are promoting our Eco-Friendly products to our clients in substitute for their promotional items. We are on the process of developing new products  to meet the demands not only of our customers, but also the needs of Mother Earth.


  1. My city doesn't have an ordinance, but I do use the reusable bags about 90% of the time. Sometimes I forget them, and I try to get away without using a bag if possible, but when I do end up bringing plastic bags home, they ALWAYS get re-purposed as trash bags for my bathrooms.

    It would be nice if everyone stopped using plastic bags! I really hate it when I buy one or two small things and the clerk automatically puts it in a bag. So wasteful!

  2. We take our bags to the grocery stores when we go shopping. More and more people are doing the same, although it is not yet required here.

  3. cool. i hope the rest of the cities in the PI will follow suit.

  4. TB:
    Me too. I am using plastic bags from groceries as trash bags. Now we don't have too much of them and I am glad because people are becoming aware and vigilant.

    I hope people would do the same as you're doing. In that way, we will save mother earth.

    I am hoping for the same Jan. You're not alone and because of that, let's go rally. Just kidding :)

  5. interesting...what city is this? where?

    come visit my blog that talks about nothing



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