To Strictly Implement the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
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We, the students of St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina, would like to address this problem because of the collecting, treating, and disposing of solid material that is discarded because it has served its purpose or is no longer useful. Improper disposal of municipal solid waste can create unsanitary conditions, and these conditions in turn can lead to pollution of the environment. This discuss the effectiveness of the solid waste management practices in transforming waste into nonwaste city of all.
Solid waste has always been a problem to our country, the Philippines. According to Remo (2017), everyday 35,000 tons of solid wastes are accumulated by the Philippines of which more than 8,600 tons are from Metro Manila alone. Although there has been an on-going law about the waste segregation, it seems that the accumulated solid wastes are not decreasing in any way or managed properly.
According to Department of Environment Conservation of New York, solid wastes are discarded or abandoned materials from wastewater treatment plant, air pollution control facility and the likes. Solid waste can appear as solid, liquid or semi-solid. Such solid wastes are construction debris, oil, latex paints, scrap metal and household garbage.
In order to address this issue in the Philippines, the Congress and Senate on 2000 passed the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. This act serves as an ecologic solid waste management program which creates necessary institutional mechanisms, declaring prohibited acts and providing penalties. This act ensures that solid wastes are properly segregated, collected, transported, stored, treated and disposed through the adaptation of the best environmental practice in ecological terms.
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