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The Green Fund summit agreement was sealed by a ceremonial commitment signing led by the Honorable Mayor Herbert M. Bautista (8th from left) and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte (9th from left). Also in photo are the other Green Fund summit attendees. The Green FundSummit is one of the programs the City implements to maintain its role in the forefront of environmental management, a recognition it shares with its citizenry, the largest and most valuable resource of the City.
At the recent Green Fund Summit attended by the City’s Type 1 Retailers, which are the shopping malls, supermarkets, department stores, grocery stores, fast food chains, drug stores and similar establishments, it was agreed to use the Green Fund for projects that will be implemented within Quezon City, benefiting Quezon City residents. Some of these projects are propagation of the City’s flora, solar panel installation, river cleaning projects, construction and maintenance of materials recovery facilities and establishment of rainwater harvesting facilities.
The Green Fund has been collected by the Type 1 Retailers of the City from charging 2 pesos for every use of a plastic bag at the point of sale. This has been mandated by SP-2140, S-2012 or “An Ordinance Regulating the Use of Plastic Bags and Establishing an Environmental Fee for its Use, Providing Mechanism for its Recovery and Recycling and Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof,” also known as the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance of Quezon City which was authored by Hon. Councilor Dorothy A. Delarmente.
As presented during the summit, amendments to the Ordinance’s Implementing rules and Regulations (IRR) requires establishments to submit a project proposal before using the Green Fund. These proposals will be submitted to the City Government’s Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) for approval prior to implementation.
This agreement was sealed by a ceremonial commitment signing led by the Honorable Mayor Herbert M. Bautista.
Ms. Frederika C. Rentoy, Head of the EPWMD, who initiated the summit, expressed great hope for the improvement of the City’s environment as a result of this summit. To quote Ms. Rentoy, “The partnership with the private sector ensures a greener future for the City and we are pleased with our partners’ enthusiasm.”
The Green Fund Summit is one of the programs the City implements to maintain its role in the forefront of environmental management, a recognition it shares with its citizenry, the largest and most valuable resource of the City.