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Transcript of SOLID WASTE
WASTES TRIVIA Reference:
The Philippines’ Brown Environment
(September 2005) How much solid waste is
in the Philippines? An average Filipino generates 0.3 and 0.5 kg (rural and urban areas, respectively) of solid waste daily. Makati City has a per capita waste generation of 0.71 kg. Of the country’s 16 regions, the National Capital Region accounts for 23 percent of the total solid waste generated in the country annually. What is the composition
of solid waste generated in the country? In Metro Manila, the National Solid waste Management Commission reports that
food/kitchen wastes account for about 45 percent of the total solid waste (estimated at 6,700 metric tons daily) generated in the area. Paper waste accounts for 16 percent; plastic, 15 percent; glass and wood, 9 percent; others 15 percent. In 2003, the USAID-assisted Philippine Environmental Governance (EcoGov) Project conducted a study of solid waste generation in nine cities and 10 municipalities (outside of Metro Manila) in the country 60 % - biodegradable about 20 % -recyclable
2 % - special wastes.
about 18 % - are residual wastes, or those that can neither be composted or recycled and have to go to a dumpsite. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
~Native American Proverb