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It added that the 'minimal of 28 or 15.38% of 182 barangays having operational BSWM Committees indicates a very low compliance with the provisions of the ESWM Act that will eventually affect the public health and environment of the community.'
She said each government is accountable for enforcing its own solid waste management policies, adding that Philippine communities that are faithfully implementing the ESWM have reported up to 80 percent waste diversion rate, which means that instead of being brought to landfills, waste is either recycled or composted.
Since then, she has been urging concerned agencies to fast track the much-needed rehabilitation of Manila Bay, primarily by implementing the country's environmental laws, such as the ESWM Act.
'BESWMC is instrumental in carrying out ESWM initiatives in the barangays.
The ESWM Law implements a system of solid waste management that includes segregation of garbage at its source, segregated transportation, processing, treatment, and proper disposal of solid waste.
Ano also asked the local chief executives to stringently implement various ESWM policies and rules saying that through them "communities will experience less flooding caused by garbage-clogged drainage system."
It's time barangay-based ecological solid waste management (ESWM) be fully implemented by all local government units' in compliance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, Joey Papa, president of Bangon Kalikasan Movement, said in a statement on Monday.
The waste and pollution watch group Ecowaste Coalition aired its plea for (Ecological Solid Waste Management) ESWM as the nation observes ASEAN Dengue Day today in a bid to increase public awareness on dengue, mobilize resources for its prevention and control, and demonstrate the region's commitment to tackling the disease.
'It's time barangay-based ESWM should be fully implemented by all local government units, as mandated by R.A.
The inspection team included acting Bohol Environment Management Office head Jovencia Ganub, Maria Villa Pelindingue of the Coastal Resource Management (CRM) unit, Melanie del Valle of the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) unit of the provincial government, ESWM focal person Manuel Fudolin, some personnel from Panglao Bantay Dagat, and Process Foundation executive director Emilia Roslinda, representing the non-government organization or the civil society organization.
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