La Salle Dasma hailed for eco-waste practices

Signage at the gate of DLSU-Dasmarinas, Cavite
Signage at the gate of De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Cavite [by Tin Vergara via EcoWaste Coalition]

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas was recently cited by an ecological group for banning the use of disposable plastic bags since 2011 and polystyrene (styro) products since 2005 in the university premises.

Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines (EcoWaste Coalition), a public interest network of community, church, school, environmental and health groups, mentioned the DLSU-D example in its recent appeal for the Department of Education (DepEd) to foster the same ban on the use of plastic bags and styrofoam in schools throughout the country to support waste minimization.

EcoWaste Coalition explained that disposable plastics and polystyrenes increase the risk of pollution which make them “non-environmental