Urban Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management in the Philippines: 5 Most Important Things to Know

5 things you need to know about solid waste management in the Philippines

What do you need to know about solid waste management in the Philippines?

These 5 questions are the most important things to know about solid waste management in the Philippines.

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How does the Philippines define solid waste management?

In the Philippines, solid waste management is defined by Republic Act 9003 as:

Ecological solid waste management is the systematic administration of activities which provide for segregation at source, segregated transportation, storage, transfer, processing, treatment, and disposal of solid waste and all other waste management activities which do not harm the environment

Republic Act 9003

What is the status of solid waste management in the Philippines?

Philippine solid waste is mostly biodegradable (52% of total).

Here are 15 important statistics on Philippine solid waste.

Who is responsible for solid waste management?

Local Governments Units are “primarily responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of [Republic Act 9003] within their respective jurisdictions.”

The National Solid Waste Management Commission, chaired by the DENR Secretary,  oversees the implementation of solid waste management plans and prescribes policies for solid waste management

Cities of the Philippines and Waste Management Series:

What are the different problems in Philippine solid waste management?

From a sustainable urban planning perspective, solid waste management problems cover environmental, economic, and social aspects of human life.

How can solid waste management in the Philippines be improved?

Improving solid waste requires systems thinking. Political will is a fundamental  driver for improving solid waste management in cities and municipalities of the Philippines.

In my opinion, the easiest way to improve solid waste management is to make waste management more convenient.

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