Customers at The Bunker’s canteen bring their own “baunan.” Contributed photo
BALANGA CITY — The provincial government of Bataan on Wednesday launched the “Bring Your Own Baunan” (BYOB) or bring your own food container program to show support to the observance of Philippine Environment Month this June.
Gov. Albert Garcia said under the BYOB program, Capitol employees and other customers patronizing the canteen at The Bunker are given discount of P5 if they bring their own food container but charged additional P10 in the absence of the container.
The canteen operated by a concessionaire is located at the fourth floor of the six-storey The Bunker that replaced the Bataan Capitol as new seat of the provincial government.
The governor said that every week, more than 10,000 pieces of straw, food containers, glasses, fork and spoon made of plastic are among the garbage collected at The Bunker.
“Layon ng programang ito na mabigyang diin na malaki ang maitutulong ng pagdadala ng sariling baunan upang mabawasan ang paggamit ng single-use plastic bilang aktibong pakikibahagi upang mabawasan ang epekto ng nangyayaring climate change,” Garcia emphasized.
“Inaanyayahan ko maging ang mga kawani ng iba pang tanggapan at ahensya sa The Bunker na makiisa sa ating layuning mapanatili at mapangalagaan ang ating kapaligiran,” the governor added.
Also holding offices at the former Capitol site are branches of different banks and national government agencies.