Volume 12 No. 3 - Management and utilization of urban solid waste
Solid waste dispolsal has become a problem in many urban areas. With the increase in the country's population and with the rapid industrialization, the problem will aggravate further.
The government, to address the issues and problems on solid waste management, has issued Republic Act No. 9003, otherwise known as the Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. Recently, the DENR issued Administrative Order No. 2001-34 on the Implementing Rules and Regulation Republic Act 9003.
Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) encompasses all aspects of environmentally sound management systems, wherein, there should be no wastage of both material (biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes) and immaterial (ideals and values) resources.
Relevant information materials on this topic have been synthesized in this publication as a reference for future projects relating to household solid waste management techniques.