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Solid waste segregation remains major challenge in PH: DENR chief

Year of Publication

2022

This article highlights that solid waste management remains a major problem for the Philippines mostly due to the mismanagement of waste segregation at the local level.

Source:

The Philippine News Agency

Author(s):

Geography:

Philippines

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This article discusses the ongoing issue of solid waste management in the Philippines, which is largely attributed to the mismanagement of waste segregation at the local level. Despite the existence of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (RA 9003), which mandates waste segregation at the barangay level, some local government units (LGUs) have failed to strictly enforce the law. To address this issue, the article suggests that LGUs must adhere to their solid waste management plans, allocate adequate budgets for implementation, and ensure proper waste segregation in their respective areas.

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