Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000

Photo of a boy making charcoal. Credits Google

What is the most significant cause of global warming?

The primary cause of global warming is Carbon Dioxide emissions. CO2 is being pumped into our atmosphere at an insane pace; 8 billion tons of CO2 entered the air last year. Of course some of this is due to natural activity such as volcanic eruptions and people breathing. But the Earth is equipped to easily absorb those into the normal regenerative process. No, the beginning of global warming was caused by fossil fuels being burned and emitting plenty of CO2.

Currently in the world 40% of all CO2 emissions are caused by power plants. These are burning coal, natural gas and diesel fuel. Some power plants burn garbage. Some burn methane made from garbage. And discounting those super green electrical generating plants designed to issue negligible pollutants, all of our power plants let loose into the atmosphere CO2.

33% of all the CO2 sent forth is the product of cars and trucks. Internal combustion engines burning fossil fuels…gasoline and diesel spew forth a retching amount of CO2.

3.5% of all CO2 emissions are released from aircraft traveling our friendly skies. Unfortunately, jets and other aircraft deliver their payload of pollutants directly into the troposphere. Full story visit Globalwarming.com.

Smoke that emits from making a charcoal. Credits: Google

Why Global Warning and Ecological Solid Waste Management?

I started the introduction about Global warming in line with Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. The reason why I want to share this is, is that not all people on Earth are aware of this global phenomenon and that some people keep on making charcoals for a living. I was asked by my wife to look for a law that prohibits an individual in making a charcoal near a residence.

The obvious reason is that people in our neighborhood are making a charcoal without considering others health and freedom to have a fresh air to breathe. My wife according to her is suffering from suffocation and hardness in breath due to the smoke that this charcoal making creates.

They tried to talk to the charcoal maker and concerned parties but they didn’t listen and that they continue to burn trees or make a charcoal and for whatever reasons they have we understand because they need money for their living but it is not safe to the environment and to the people around them.

My wife is bursting in tears because even our relatives doesn’t really care about it and they keep on saying it’s okay. For us is not okay, the very first reason is that my wife is having our second baby and she hates cigarette smokes, other reasons include health, fresh air is being polluted, they are cutting down younger trees that should protect us from flash floods or other natural disasters.

If this type of activity are being ignored by us what would happen to the future our children. This reminds me of a song by Asin entitled “Masdan mo ang kapaligiran” that tells the about our environment, the progress of a city and then what’s up with future of our kids. I am a mountaineer, a nature lover and an advocate of Go Green that’s why I am doing this to help our Mother Earth live eternally.

It takes weeks of research before I found laws about Ecological Solid Waste Management maybe because I focused my research on cutting trees, deforestation and illegal logging. Finally after reading blogs after blogs regarding the same topic I was able to find a law about making charcoals within residential houses.

In an article that I found: It introduces the importance of Ecological Solid Waste Management. Read story below:

Improper solid waste disposal is probably the most important environmental concern facing local governments (Laplante 2003). This is particularly true in the Philippines (World Bank 2001). in response to a garbage crisis, the first bill that Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed into law in 2001 was Republic Act No. 9003 (RA 9003) or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ECOSWAM) Act which requires municipalities to dispose of waste in a sanitary and environmentally friendly manner.

The Act created the National Solid Waste Management (SWM) Commission and prescribed the establishment of an SWM board in each local government unit (LGU), (i.e., province, municipality, city and barangay (1)) and the formulation of ten-year local ECOSWAM plans.

The Act states that the LGUs shall be primarily responsible for the implementation of ECOSWAM services. It authorizes the local SWM Board to impose fees on the SWM services that the LGU or any authorized organization provides and pool these fees into a solid waste management fund. Click click here  for full details.

What’s with Republic Act No. 9003: Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000?

RA 9003 is an act providing for an ecological solid waste management program, creating the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declaring certain acts prohibited and providing penalties, appropriating funds therefore, and for the other purposes.

For complete general provisions, scope and penalties of the law click HERE.

Please help me disseminate this little advocacy of mine in spreading by word of mouth or share it to others and that we need to preserve our environment and educate others about this law and the benefits of having a clear air and healthy environment.

Again, you can share this via Facebook by hitting like button, Twitter or by word of mouth. Thank you for visiting and giving your time reading my blog and once again have a nice day!

Sources:
http://en.wikisource.org
http://www.highbeam.com
http://globalwarming.com
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About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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7 Responses to Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000

  1. junmaryjoy rupin says:

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