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In 2022, the government enacted the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act which widens the environmental accountability of enterprises for the life cycle of goods they produce by mandating large enterprises to retrieve up to 80% of the plastic waste. This campaign on reducing plastic waste in the terrestrial and marine environment necessitates a strong commitment for cooperation between the public and private sectors.


As part of the implementation of the said law, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released the auditing guidelines in preparation for the required submission of the EPR Law Compliance Audit Report (ECAR) on 30 June 2024. Relatedly, the DENR has also officially launched the EPR online registry to facilitate a smoother and easier transaction for the submission of requirements by digitising the process.


Additionally, the government is also considering other measures to complement the said law including the enactment of an EPR for other products aside from plastics (i.e. glass, paper, etc.), a ban and/or imposing an excise tax on single use plastics.


As a staunch partner of the government in achieving the country's net zero targets, the ECCP, in partnership with its Environment and Water Committee and its Competency Hub, is organising an information session to tackle some of the ongoing government initiatives to combat plastic waste. This session aims to achieve the following:


  • Provide an overview of the current status of the EPR law implementation and updates on the other initiatives of the government to combat waste pollution;
  • Ensure clear understanding of the auditing guidelines and how to navigate the online registry; and
  • Provide a platform for the private sector and other stakeholders to address their concerns on the technical specificities of the EPR law.


Please note that registration will close on June 19, 11AM or when slots are filled.

Jun 20, 2024

13:00 - 17:00 GMT+8

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Spaces - Manila, World Plaza, Bonifacio Global City
5th Avenue
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Speakers

  • Atty. Jonas Leones (Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs at Department of Environment and Natural Resources)

    Atty. Jonas Leones

    Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs at Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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  • Hon. Karlo Adriano (Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge, Fiscal Policy and Monitoring Group (FPMG) at Department of Finance)

    Hon. Karlo Adriano

    Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge, Fiscal Policy and Monitoring Group (FPMG) at Department of Finance

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  • Sam Manlosa, Jr. (Chief Sustainability Officer at Holcim Philippines, Inc.)

    Sam Manlosa, Jr.

    Chief Sustainability Officer at Holcim Philippines, Inc.

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  • Zedrik Avecilla (EPR Program Director of Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability)

    Zedrik Avecilla

    EPR Program Director of Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability

  • Anna Dia Cruz-Aguisanda (Geocycle New Streams Manager at Holcim Philippines, Inc.)

    Anna Dia Cruz-Aguisanda

    Geocycle New Streams Manager at Holcim Philippines, Inc.

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  • Katrina Francisco (Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.)

    Katrina Francisco

    Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.

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  • Roderick De Castro (Executive Director of Business for Sustainable Development)

    Roderick De Castro

    Executive Director of Business for Sustainable Development

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ECCP Member

The rate applies for ECCP members.

₱2,500
Non-member

Non-members can participate on this given rate.

₱3,000

Agenda

  • Registration
    13:00 - 14:00Registration
    Information Session
    14:00 - 14:05Opening Remarks
    14:05 - 14:25Government Initiative: Salient Features of the Extended Producer Responsibility Act – Auditing Guidelines

    Atty. Jonas Leones

    Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs at Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    14:25 - 14:45A walk through of the EPR Online Registry
    Engr. Esperanza Sajul (invited) - OIC Assistant Director, In Concurrent Capacity as Chief of Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Division
    14:45 - 15:05DOF plans and priorities to counter waste pollution

    Hon. Karlo Adriano

    Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge, Fiscal Policy and Monitoring Group (FPMG) at Department of Finance

    15:05 - 15:25Achieving EPR Compliance: Developing EPR Programs for Efficient Management of Plastic Waste

    Zedrik Avecilla

    EPR Program Director of Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability

    15:25 - 15:40The Influence of EPR on Private Partnerships with LGUs

    Anna Dia Cruz-Aguisanda

    Geocycle New Streams Manager at Holcim Philippines, Inc.

    15:40 - 15:55Private Sector Response
    Nestlé Representative
    15:55 - 16:10Private Sector Response
    Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Representative
    16:10 - 16:55Panel Discussion and Open Forum

    Atty. Jonas Leones

    Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs at Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Hon. Karlo Adriano

    Undersecretary and Officer-in-Charge, Fiscal Policy and Monitoring Group (FPMG) at Department of Finance

    Zedrik Avecilla

    EPR Program Director of Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Materials Sustainability

    Sam Manlosa, Jr.

    Chief Sustainability Officer at Holcim Philippines, Inc.

    Katrina Francisco

    Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner at SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.

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