Solon wants recyclable trash exchanged for rice or cash

MANILA, Philippines — A party-list lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to give 1 kilogram (kg) of rice, or its equivalent in cash or goods for every 1 kg of recyclable trash surrendered by an individual or an organization.

In filing House Bill No. 9170 on Monday, Deputy Minority Leader and Aangat Tayo Rep. Harlin Neil Abayon III said the proposed law would encourage consumers to segregate and recycle materials to help solve the country’s problem with plastic garbage.

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