Reduce solid waste production!

Reduce solid waste production!

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Christian Claudde Aure started this petition to filipino consumers and

According to the National Solid Waste Management Report of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), solid waste management remains a challenge for the Philippines and continues to contribute to the country’s environmental degradation. It was stated that the annual amount of waste in the country is expected to increase to 18.05 million tons by the end of this year, with Metro Manila alone, causing 26.7% of the total waste generation. Municipal solid waste stems from a variety of sources, namely from residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial origins. In addition, waste from illegal dumps and litters from roads, public spaces, and bodies of water also contribute to the amount of municipal solid waste present in the country.

Environmental and health consequences are few of the major consequences that may stem from using inappropriate solid waste management methods. Individuals and families who reside near or within landfills are highly susceptible to harmful diseases such as diarrhea, helminthiasis, and cholera. On a much larger scale, the dispersion of methane gases from waste in landfills can adversely affect the well-being of exposed residents. These overall contribute to global warming.

With this, the Filipino community is challenged to reduce solid waste production in order to avoid experiencing these adverse health and environmental effects. The average consumers are tasked to avoid, as much as possible, using single-use plastics. However, the consumers do not solely take the brunt of responsibility. Corporations still contribute considerable percentages to solid waste production. The government is also accountable for the laws that they pass and implement. They must ensure that the laws are strictly followed and there should be heavy sanctions for the violators, including corporation owners.

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