SAN FERNANDO, Cebu (August 31, 2021) — Disposable plastic packaging materials are now banned from the premises of Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc.
It is adopted both at the plant site here and at the office in Cebu City, according to Dwight P. Avila, acting deputy manager of the Environment and Safety Division.
This developed as plant manager Tatsushi Sasao instructed members of the Central Safety, Environment and Health Committee to strengthen the implementation of the 3R’s — reuse, reduce and recycle.
“Let us help the national government in its thrust to curb the plastic pollution crisis in the country,” he told the team.
He cited a mere plastic sando bag as an example. It is so light in weight that it can travel long distances by wind and water, he explained.
“Plastics litter our landscape, float around in waterways and can eventually make their way into the sea and harm marine and even human life,” he pointed out.
Avila said the company anticipated the increase in volume of solid waste, especially disposable plastic, at the plant site after the full realization of the Renewal project.
The ESD continuously promoted the policy and the use of TCPI ecobags (photo at right) in every department, including outsourced workers, to increase awareness and ensure it becomes a regular practice among employees.