ESWMEcological Solid Waste Management (Philippines)
ESWMEngineering Society of Western Massachusetts
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Other communities that have been successful in implementing the ESWM law are Barangays Neogan in Tagaytay and Potrero in Malabon, which even won the Metro Manila Development Authority's Best Solid Waste Management Program Award in 2015.
9003, waste avoidance and volume reduction through segregation at source, composting, recycling, reuse are best practices in ESWM, excluding the open burning and incineration of trash.
The need now is giving special attention to enabling barangay governance in the management of solid waste in the city, ESWM focal person Elvisa Mabilin.
Environment Management Bureau NIR regional director Sophie Manuel disclosed this during a recent press conference for the Environment Month celebration that some of these local government units have not complied with the ESWM yet.
According to EMB data, there are 22 LGUs in NIR that have approved 10-year ESWM plan by the Solid Waste Management Commission as of this month.
In Negros Occidental, majority of the LGUs are ESWM compliant, Manuel said, which based on their list, 17 out of the 32 LGUs in Neg.