Environmental surcharges for food takeouts a scam? Manolo Quezon sparks Twitter debate

Manolo Quezon’s recent post about environmental surcharges for food take outs has sparked a discussion on how food and beverage business owners are coping with inflation.

While some consumers agreed with the thoughts of the outspoken columnist, some comments on his post defended the need for the surcharge to cope with the cost of doing business in the country, especially with the rising cost of ingredients.

Some commenters said the practice was inspired by environmental offsets introduced in Europe where establishments have to pay for the damage they cause Mother Nature but there were also those who debated that making consumers pay for it was a bit scammy.