Promoting Sustainable Development Goal 12 through no plastic policy implementation as perceived by environmental science students

Special Luminary Issue
2023 IJRSE – Volume 12 Issue 4

Available Online:  31 May 2023


Zamora, Florcelita*
Silay Institute, Incorporated, Philippines (

Cordova, Williza
Pariscal, Dyna Rose
Escalona, Beverly Anne
Belonio, Matheo
Cordova, Jerlyn Mae


Plastic production and consumption has been a rising topic and a pressing global challenge considering its impact to the environment. Plastic wastes are among the five major global wastes coming under increasing environmental scrutiny. The continuous production of plastics on land especially the single-use plastics have adverse effects as transported through the marine environment. But despite being a problem for decades, it is evident that the threat posed by plastic pollution is not abating. Hence, in consolidated efforts and enhanced holistic approaches to prevent worsening the situation, the United Nations was prompted to formulate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that prioritize the sustainability of our planet for all. Among these is SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, which aims to implement a ten-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) that emphasizes the cutting of plastic wastes and adopting to sustainable practices. In the Philippines, the third-ranking contributor to plastic pollution, government and non-government agencies are exerting continuous effort to promote SDG 12. To join this endeavor towards sustainability, the present study intends to investigate the promotion of SDG 12 through No Plastic Policy Implementation in a premiere private higher education institution in a province in the Philippines as perceived by Environmental Science students. The study will employ the quantitative research design and data will be collected through a researcher-made instrument that shall undergo validity and reliability tests. The findings of the study will form the basis for crafting an institutional policy of banning single-use plastics to promote SDG 12 among its constituents.

Keywords: plastic pollution, SDGs, no plastic policy, environmental science, Philippines



Cite this article:
Zamora, F., Cordova, W., Pariscal, D. R., Escalona, B. A., Belonio, M., & Cordova, J. M. (2023). Promoting Sustainable Development Goal 12 through no plastic policy implementation as perceived by environmental science students. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 12(4), 125-130.

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