How much waste do Philippine cities generate?
Get an overview of waste generation using 2015 data.
Waste generation is the starting point for any waste management analysis.
In this paper, you will learn how much solid waste Philippine cities generate. I used available population data and waste generation data for 2015.
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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 2 of the top 10 Cities with Highest Projected Volume of Waste Generation.
- Antipolo City (Rizal) and Dasmarinas City (Cavite) are the only component cities to rank in the 10 Cities with the Highest Projected Volume of Waste Generation.
- Antipolo City is rank 8.
- Dasmarinas City is rank 9.
- Dasmarinas City is an industrial city, hosting three industrial estates and around 300 operational industries.
- 6 of the 10 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 generated 0.3075 tons of solid waste per person in 2015.
- It is only 113th (out of 145) in population ranking
- It is only 94th in (out of 145) 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 lessen the congestion the urban core of Metro Manila.
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.
- Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is 2nd most populous city.
- Manila is also the 3rd highest 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.
The exercise shows the benefit of open data.
With more data accessible to the public through the government agencies, rapid assessments through desk work can be performed.
The exercise also offers a geographical analysis of waste generation in cities.
My experience in local government planning…
Cities of the Philippines and Waste Management Series:
- Waste Generation of Philippine Cities
- Waste Management Information on Antipolo City, Rizal
- Waste Management Information on Dasmarinas City, Cavite
- Waste Management Information on San Pablo City, Laguna
- Waste Management Information on Cavite City, Cavite
- FREE! Tool for Gathering Waste Management Data
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