Implementation of Waste Collection and Segregation at Barangay San Isidro, Daet, Camarines Norte
Background of the Study
As the homes are piled up with garbage or “junk” because of beverage containers, tableware, papers, plastics, sporting goods and on and on this throwaways did not just go into the dump but also they litter it in public places. Not only household but also firm that contribute to waste. This is just one of the problems in the Philippines. Much has been written about the problems of junk in Manila and other urban areas in our country. Junks or garbage that is thrown on the river causes clogging and also leads to contamination of the water. These materials that are also thrown in public places are not pleasing to the eyes and not only that it emits bad odors because it contains air pollutants. Many people are not aware of what will be the future effects of this pollutant in our society. That is why our government officials implemented the Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management of 2001). Republic Act 9003 ( Ecological Solid Management Act of 2001) which shall ensure the proper protection of the environment especially health, utilize environmentally sound methods set guidelines and targets for solid waste avoidance and volume reduction through source reduction and waste minimization measures, ensuring the proper segregation through source reduction and waste minimization measures, ensuring the proper segregation and collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste it also promotes to conservation techniques of resources. Republic Act 9003 was implemented at schools and other municipalities but still the people are not following this regulation. Environmentalists also stresses that the Republic Act should be in best practice so that we can avoid the emission of greenhouse gasses that causes global warming. According to studies landfills and open dumps accounts for 34 percent of human-related methane emissions to the atmosphere. The Republic Act also generally concerns with the health of individual living in the society against diseases brought by too much waste in the environment. To reduce the pollution by means of recycling all the recyclable materials. Through the implementation of waste collection and segregation, we will make the community of one Barangay be aware about the importance, and they will become more conscious and informative regarding environmental issues. And also, they will put more attention especially on their moral values so that they will understand more about the programs implemented, especially on the solid waste management that concern us the most. Since waste segregation and collection is proven to be beneficial for the people living in the society, the people in Barangay San Isidro, Daet, Camarines Norte is the subject of this research it is for the reason that this Barangay has the problems when it comes to proper disposal of garbage. Barangay San Isidro, Daet, Camarines Norte has a total population of 2084. It has a geographical location of more or less 2 kilometers from Centro/ Poblacion located southeast from the town proper bounded by the following Barangays: North: Barangay 8 and Gubat Daet Camarines Norte; South: Barangay Mambalite and Cobangbang Daet Camarines Norte; East: Barangay 1 and Cobangbang Daet, Camarines Norte. The Barangay has a total land area of 608.8 hectares. There are beautiful sceneries in this area but very few appreciate it. And instead of making the Barangay restore its natural beauty, people often times throw their garbage on public places especially on river. The primary concern of this study is to recommend the implementation of waste collection and segregation program to reduce the quantities of the waste materials produce by the people thus avoiding the necessity to treat and dispose such materials.
Statement of the Problem
1. What are the profile of the respondents in terms of:...
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