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Cities of the Philippines and Waste Management: Waste Generation of Philippine Cities (2015)

Waste generation is the starting point for any waste management analysis. I provide a general outlook of waste generation of Philippine cities for 2015.

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Waste generation is the starting point for any waste management analysis.

In this paper, available population data and waste generation data for 2015 are used to provide a general outlook of waste generation of Philippine cities.

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Cities of the Philippines and Waste Management Series:

Highlights

Antipolo City (Rizal) is the only component city in the Ten Most Populous Cities of 2015.

In 2011, Antipolo was declared a “highly urbanized city” by Pres. Aquino, the ratification of which requires a plebiscite.

Antipolo City is 26 km from Manila and boosts real estate developments.

Antipolo City (Rizal) and Dasmarinas City (Cavite) are in the top ten of projected volume of waste generation.

Antipolo City (Rizal) and Dasmarinas City (Cavite) are the only component cities to rank in the Ten Cities with the Highest Projected Volume of Waste Generation.

Antipolo City is ranked 8th. Dasmarinas City is ranked 9th.

Dasmarinas City is an industrial city, hosting three industrial estates and around 300 operational industries.

Six of the Ten Cities with Highest Projected Per Capita Waste Generation in 2015 are component cities.

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Cavite City (Cavite) is the top city in terms of per capita waste generation.

Cavite City residents generate 0.3075 tons each in 2015. It is only 113th in population ranking and 94th in projected volume of waste generation.

Cavite City is a 4th income class city. It is is envisioned to be part of alternative sea and air transport projects to decongest the urban core of Metro Manila.

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Bislig City (Surigao del Sur) is ranked 9th in terms of per capita waste generation.

Bislig City residents generated 0.2760 tons each in 2015.

It is only 120th in population ranking and 111th in projected volume of waste generation.

Bislig City is a 3rd income class city that is promoted as an eco-tourist center.

Uncharacteristic Manila

Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is 2nd most populous city. Manila is also the 3rd in terms of projected volume of waste generation.

Unexpectedly, Manila ranked low in per capita waste generation, even though it is highly populated.

However, it is ranked 133rd in projected per capita waste generation with 0.2148 tons generated per person in 2015.

Conclusion

The exercise offers an overview of further research towards urban solid waste management in the Philippines by undertaking a geographical analysis of waste generation in cities.

The exercise also shows the benefit of open data. With more data accessible to the public through the government agencies, rapid assessments through deskwork can be performed.

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