Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition survey reveals 7 presidentiables want to ban plastic bags, Perlas leads
Citing the 2010 Green Electoral Initiative (GEI) survey done by Greenpeace and the EcoWaste Coalition, GMANews.TV reports that seven out of nine presidentiables support the move to ban on the use of plastic bags. Nicanor Perlas was ranked first in an evaluation of the candidates' environment protection plans.
Aside from Perlas, those who supported the proposed ban on plastic bags included Senators Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Richard Gordon, Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal and Manuel Villar Jr.; Councilor JC de los Reyes, and television evangelist Eduardo "Eddie" Villanueva. Former President Joseph Estrada and administration standard bearer Gilberto Teodoro Jr. did not participate in the survey.
Perlas took the lead because he presented a five-point action plan. The said plan included accelerating the adoption of zero waste management, restructuring the whole garbage disposal system to enable segregation at source, composting of organic wastes, recycling of non-biodegradable waste, and proper disposal of toxic wastes (including medical wastes).