Friday, November 18, 2016

Ecological Solid Waste Management

      Continuing with the advocacy of promoting ecological solid waste management in the barangay, the team invited theMunicipal Sanitary Inspector to the barangay as resource speaker on ESWM. Mr. Ian Obina discussed with the 4Ps members RA 9003, waste segregation and composting.

      To evaluate the knowledge of the residents on ESWM, the team conducted a district-per-district evaluation on ESWM knowledge via metacards game and pamphlets. As of recent, districts 2, 3, 5, and 7 have been taught.


      The team went house to house to survey the presence of 3 trash bins, segregation practices, presence of compost pits, composting practices, and recycling practices. 

      The most recent evaluation shows that 52% of the total households practice proper segregation, 29% have compost pits and practice composting, 28% sell recyclables to junk shops, 52% store their recyclables at home for future use, and 2% utilize the materials recovery facility (MRF).

      For the next exposure, the team will continue its seminar workshop on segregation and composting in the remaining districts, enforce the need for compost pits in the households, collaborate with the barangay officials to conduct monthly ESWM practices monitoring, and collaborate with TESDA to initiate a recyclables livelihood workshop in the community.

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