Online ISSN: 2515-8260

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

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Lesle Glen G. Guisansana1 , Janae Denise R. Mag-uyon1 , Chelsea Bless P. Nabing1 and Frida Festijo1 *


ABSTRACT 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.

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