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Solid Waste Management Law

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Solid Waste Management Law

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REPUBLIC ACT 9003 January 26, 2001AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, CREATING THENECESSARY INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS AND INCENTIVES, DECLARING CERTAIN ACTS PROHIBITEDAND PROVIDING PENALTIES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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 management...