Victorias City gov’t to go plastic-free 

Victorias Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez* 

The Victorias City government offices are “Going Plastic-Free” starting June 3 in compliance with an executive order issued by Mayor Javier Miguel Benitez banning single-use plastics in all city government offices. 

 They will be starting in the city hall and will move to other government buildings and economic enterprises, Benitez said Wednesday, May 29. 

“And eventually to the greater city area. We just have to start somewhere,” he said. 

Banned are plastic straws, bags, disposable cutlery, water bottles, Styrofoam containers, plastic stirrers, and plastic condiment packets. 

The use sustainable alternatives such as reusable metal or bamboo straws, cloth or reusable shopping bags, eco-friendly bamboo cutlery, stainless steel or glass water bottles, biodegradable food containers, wooden stirrers or spoons, and refillable condiment containers are suggested.  

“Say no to single-use plastic, together, we can make a difference and protect our planet” is the Victorias City government’s battle cry.* 

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