A bill calling for the phase-out of single-use plastic products has been filed at the House of Representatives. House Bill No. 8692, or the “Ban on Single-use Plastic Products,” proposed to prohibit enterprises from manufacturing, importing and selling single-use plastics. The bill covers plastic packaging, such as grocery bags; food packaging and containers, water bottles, straws, cups, and sachets.
First it stopped the sales of disposable plastic water bottles, now Selfridges has announced plans to remove all single-use plastic bottles containing carbonated drinks from its stores. The world-famous department store has not sold single-use water bottles for almost two years and said the latest move aims to further encourage customers to end their use of throwaway plastic and switch to aluminium cans or glass.