Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled:CHAPTER I BASIC POLICIESArticle 1 General ProvisionsSection 1.Short Title- This Act shall be known as the "Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000."Section 2.Declaration of Policies- It is hereby declared the policy of the State to adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solidwaste management program which shall:
(a) Ensure the protection of the public health andenvironment;
(b) Utilize environmentally-sound methods that maximize the utilization of valuableresources and encourage resource conservation and recovery;
(c) Set guidelines and targets for solidwaste avoidance and volume reduction through source reduction and waste minimization measures,including composting, recycling, re-use, recovery, green charcoal process, and others, before collection,treatment and disposal in appropriate and environmentally sound solid waste management facilities inaccordance with ecologically sustainable development principles;
(d) Ensure the proper segregation,collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation andadoption of the best environmental practice in ecological waste management excluding incineration;
(e)Promote national research and development programs for improved solid waste management andresource conservation techniques, more effective institutional arrangement and indigenous and
improved methods of waste reduction, collection, separation and recovery;
(f) Encourage greaterprivate sector participation in solid waste management;
(g) Retain primary enforcement andresponsibility of solid waste... [continues]
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