Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : environmental problems

Virtue Ethics a Framework for Sustainable Development

Anita Jena; Sarita Kar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 965-970

Environmental extremity or adversity is one of the dominant problems in world wide. For this, the main concern of ethics is to provide a crucial and a cogent remedy for sustainable development. Due to maximization of certain issues concerning sustainable development this paper intends to demonstrate virtue ethics as a method in terms of which such issues can be minimize. An appropriate structure for sustainable development can be attainable through the application of virtue ethics and its implementation in the daily life of human beings. Here we discuss about the virtue ethics which is considered as the character of human being that helps them in attaining a good life. Therefore, virtue ethics is important to study in order to establish a behavioural and habitual foundation that can be conducive for sustainable development. The prime motto of virtue ethics is to discover the protective and potential character of human being which can be more effective for sustainable development.

Solid Waste Management: The Enactment of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (R.A 9003) in Addressing the Waste Crisis

Lesle Glen G. Guisansana; Janae Denise R. Mag-uyon; Chelsea Bless P. Nabing; Frida Festijo

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 4186-4196

Solid waste management is one of the environmental problems that the world is facing. It has already existed since the time when human beings started to create or invent, and longed for development. As human population increases over time, the need and use of solid materials has been accumulated. This study will give an overview on the Philippines‟ long-time problem on solid waste management (SWM). It includes the efforts of the local government in implementing the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or simply known as Republic Act 9003, in the urban areas such as in Manila. In addition, it will also include a brief history of how national government came up with such policy and how it is executed until today. This study aims to determine the success and struggles of the local government units in executing the R.A 9003 in managing the solid wastes. Furthermore, this study will also aim the role of other international laws that encouraged the creation of the R.A 9003 if there is any. In addition, this study provide insights on how some countries implement their solid waste laws to manage the increasing usage of solid materials in their respective countries.