House panel OKs ban on microplastics
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Rep. Rodel Batocabe of party-list Ako Bicol said the House committee on ecology headed by Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing gave its green light to House Bill 8120, or the “Microplastics Ban Act of 2018.” “This time the entire cosmetic industry, civil society organizations and government are all united in supporting our bill banning microplastics in cosmetic products to protect marine life and the environment,” Batocabe said. Two of the well-known types of microplastics are microbeads and microfibers. “Aside from the danger to marine animals of large plastics such as straw, plastic bags and the like, there is another danger posed by these very tiny plastics that are released to our oceans and seas when certain synthetic materials deteriorate,” Batocabe added.
Porcalla, D. (2018, September 13). House panel OKs ban on microplastics. The Philippine Star, p. B8.
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