CHAPTER I: BACKGROUND AND ITS SETTING
Based on the Philippines Republic Act 9003 Ecological Solid Waste Act, the policy of the State to adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program which shall: (a) Ensure the protection of the public health and environment; (b) Utilize environmentally-sound methods that maximize the utilization of valuable resources; (c) Ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation and adoption of the best environmental practice in ecological waste management excluding incineration; (d) Encourage cooperation and self-regulation among waste.
Green practices are one of the ways use to implement the said policy. Green practices are methods or techniques in improving environmental quality, decreasing waste and conservation of natural resource and energy. It is also an ecological practice that maintains and restores the health of natural ecosystem.
Green practices involve different waste management’s and methods. They include the 3R’s of waste management, which is known to be recycling, reusing and reducing likewise the waste segregation. The 3R’s (recycle, reusing, reducing) is one of the simple things people can do for the earth. It can be tough to change habits, especially people are bombarded to buy more and try to the latest, greatest convenience fad.
The First R is Recycling. It is a method of processing used material into new product to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduces or pollutions and water pollution by reducing the need for conventional waste disposal and lower greenhouse gas emission as compare to virgin productions.
Reusing is the second R. It is the process of restoring a product that has been used for a long period of time, or using such products that still has ability to satisfy the consumer satisfaction. This process helps in minimizing waste, and in saving energy and money.
The Third and the last R is Reducing. Reducing is the process and the policy of inducing amount of waste produced by a person or a society. Reducing involves efforts to minimize resource and energy use during manufacture. Waste segregation is the process of dividing garbage and waste products in an effort to reduce reuse and recycle materials. Ultimately waste segregation boils down to waste management. Waste management is the process of disposing, processing, recycling and refining waste materials. Waste segregation is a big part of the waste management process. 3R’s (Recycle Reuse and Reduce) and waste segregation are the green practices that the Adamson Hospitality Management Students must apply thus, the researchers chose topic about the “Green Practices of Hospitality Management in the use of the Kitchen Laboratory” in Adamson University. The researchers chose this topic to reinforce to the Hospitality Management Students in keeping the kitchen laboratory clean and green.
HM students nowadays become unaware in the proper disposal of their waste inside the kitchen laboratories especially right after their practical application in their respective major subjects. Students became irresponsible and unconscious about this situation. The researchers aim to execute and to reinforce to the HM laboratory students to practice waste segregation and the 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in cooperation with the Adamson Hospitality Management Students Organization. By doing these two green practices, it will make a big difference not only to the students, but also to the environment. The researchers are going to conduct proper waste segregation by separating biodegradable and non-biodegradable by establishing labelled waste bins and will proceed to the 3Rs implementation. With this, the research will put an end in the said crisis. However, there are some issues that must be taken care of like stubborn...
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