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waste problem in the philippines

By kolinnesolis Aug 15, 2014 318 Words
Waste, or rubbish, trash, junk, garbage, depending on the type of material or the regional terminology, is an unwanted or undesired material or substance. It may consist of the unwanted materials left over from a manufacturing process (industrial, commercial, mining or agricultural operations,) or from community and household activities. The material may be discarded or accumulated, stored, or treated (physically, chemically, or biologically), prior to being discarded or recycled. It is also used to describe something we use inefficiently or inappropriately.

In the year 2008, most people never cared about where to put their trash. Others don’t throw in proper trash bins, others just drop the waste on the street and they contribute to garbage problems in the Philippines. Waste Management Commission shows that there are 677 open dumpsites, 343 controlled dumps, and 21 landfills in the country. An additional 307 dump sites are subject for closure or rehabilitation plans but without definite schedules for enforcement. About 215 additional landfills are being proposed to be set up nationwide. The more waste in the Philippines causes the increase in global warming, high temperature and less oxygen because of the air pollution.The Philippines’ trash increased by 40 percent in 2010 and the ocean found 1,355,236 items of trash and people, nearly 400,000 volunteers, gather from around the world just to help in the Philippines. .

For me, this is something really scary because I don’t know what would happen to the Philippines in the future. With simple things like cleaning up garbage can’t be done, what more for bigger things. Would you expect that the Filipinos would progress? Of course not. That’s why it’s a scary thing because you’ll never know what is going to happen in the next years to come. For the youth, there is still a chance to improve our garbage problem by simply starting with our own neighborhood first. I’m sure it would go a long way from there.

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