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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012


Metro Manila records high compliance rate in garbage segregation --NSWMC

by Alice V. Sicat

QUEZON CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- Most of Metro Manila's solid waste undergo segregation, according to an official from the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC).

Metro Manila registered a 62 percent compliance rate in solid waste segregation and 90 percent compliance rate in door-to-door garbage collection, said NSWMC Executive Director Emelita Aguinaldo said this morning in the radio program “Talking Points.”

Most of the local government units in Metro Manila continue to implement the "No Segregation, No Collection" policy, Aguinaldo said. This, she said, will encourage residents to practice waste segregation.

Aguinaldo also said that to date, there are already 745 Material Recovery Facility (MRF) put up in the 1,875 barangays of Metro Manila. An MRF is a place where recyclable wastes are segregated and temporarily stored.

Despite the high segregation compliance rate, there are still problems in solid waste management in Metro Manila such as the lack of space for composting. Composting is the process of mixing soil with perishable wastes such as leftover food to speed the decaying process.

To address this, some residents found ways to compost their biodegradable wastes in their own backyards, in pots or in old tires.

“Talking Points” airs every 10 o’clock in the morning, Tuesdays and Thursdays in People’s Television Network (PTV4) and DZRB Radyo ng Bayan. (AS/PIA-GHQ)

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