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P R O J E C T B R I E F
“BAYAN KO, LINIS KO” PROGRAM
o Nationwide clean-up activities to promote cleanliness in coastal, inland waterways, esteros, creeks, public places, roads and major throughfares
o To expand clean-up activities during the National Clean Up Month (September) per Proclamation No. 244, Series of 1993 to all LGUs in the country.
o To encourage volunteerism and foster the participation of all sectors to include government, NGOs/civil society groups, schools, churches and the private sector.
o To encourage proper waste management by communities or barangays.
o To operationalize an online, real-time Waste Map which provides the needed information on the location of waste for clean-up.
o Holding of post-activity summit to report on the metrics/numbers (LGUs participated, number of volunteers, and volumes of waste collected for recycling and proper disposal)
o To strengthen the implementation of Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the “The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000”;
o To promote environmental education and increase awareness on the garbage situation and challenges of solid waste management in the country;
o To mobilize all sectors of society to participate in clean-up activities;
o To reinforce the role of the LGUs down to the Barangay level in the segregation and collection of solid waste
o To complement and strengthen the existing Basura Patrol Program of the EMB.
o To mobilize all Regions in the country for a one (1)-day clean-up activity with the participation of all LGUs and all sectors of society.
o To generate data for waste mapping.
o To institutionalize the clean-up in all LGUs every last Saturday of the quarter
ORGANIZERS & PARTNERS
o DENR-Environmental Management Bureau & Regional Ecology Centers
o DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau
o Department of Interior and Local Government
o Provincial Governments thru the PG-ENROs
o International Coastal Clean-up Philippines
o Let’s Do It Philippines
o Philippine Coast Guard Auxillary
o CENRO and MENRO Associations
o Other partners
2ND NATIONAL INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION SET
Senator Loren Legarda will keynote the four-day Second National Integrated Waste Management Exhibition, which opens on June 21,2016, 9 a.m., at the MegaTrade Halls 1 & 2 of SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), including the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Climate Change Commission, National Solid Waste Management Commission, Metro Manila Development Authority and other national agencies and local government units (LGUs) as well as Chief Executive Officers and senior managers of private companies participating as exhibitors are also attending the opening day of the event.
Director Minda Osorio of the EMB-National Capital Region said, “We need to build and strengthen mechanisms of partnership and collaboration among government, LGUs, nongovernment organizations, business and industry, sectoral organizations, and organized local communities, and raise public awareness on the need to protect our environment, reduce emissions and manage waste at source, and adopt 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) towards mitigating global warming and climate change.”
“We encourage schools, colleges and universities to send their students. Let's start them young,” lawyer and DENR Assistant Secretary Juan Miguel Cuna said. DENR Secretary Ramon Paje exhorted everyone to see the Exhibition. “I am sure visitors will find this most instructive, fruitful, and truly worthwhile. I commend the organizers, exhibitors and sponsors of this Exhibition. Let us strengthen our shared responsibility in integrated waste management. Only collaboration, and greater public awareness and support can effectively address the challenges posed by improper waste management and environmental pollution,” Paje said.
The four-day Exhibition will showcase initiatives, best practices, and emerging technologies. Lectures and presentations by experts on varied subjects of interest will also be conducted. It is free and open to the public.
Office of the Environmental Ombudsman Set to Investigate Non-compliant LGUs for Violations of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or R.A. 9003
In 2013, the Office of the Environmental Ombudsman in collaboration with the DENR-EMB, DILG, UNDP, Zero Waste Philippines, Mother Earth Foundation, Bangon Kalikasan and the NSWMC launched a three-year nationwide campaign to increase awareness of, and promote voluntary compliance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or R.A. 9003 under the “Solid Waste Management Law Voluntary Compliance Assessment and Promotion Program”.
Almost three years after its implementation, the Office of the Ombudsman moves forward to investigate LGUs that continuously defy the provisions of R.A. 9003. Phase two of the project aims to improve compliance through the submission of the respective LGUs Priority Corrective Action Plan (PCAP) to be implemented within six-month period and/or submission of 10-Year SWM Plans and safe closure and rehabilitation of open and controlled dump sites.
Close to 600 local government executives in the 13 administrative regions are set to be investigated by the Ombudsman in the 50 complaints filed by Commissioner Romeo Hidalgo of the Ecowaste Coalition, member of the NSWMC on February 10, 2016 at the Office of the Ombudsman, Quezon City.
“Nangyari din yung pangarap ko. For those lives lost during the Payatas trashslide, this is already their justice. Ang daming magagandang batas pero walang nangyayari. I have long been waiting for this, ito na ang pagkakataon. Kung gusto ninyo ng pagbabago, ito na ang pagkakataon sa tulong ng ating Ombudsman, environmentalists, NGO at Sen. Legarda,” Commissioner Hidalgo stated.
Senator Loren Legarda, the principal author and sponsor of the law made a statement in line with the filing of affidavit-complaints. “When you enact a law in this country, it is only a recommendation or an option. It is unfortunate that complaints have to be filed against LGUs for non-compliance with a law that was passed 15 years ago. The fact that there are compliant LGUs only means that it is doable and there is no reason why other LGUs could not follow suit,” said Legarda.
The UNDP showed their support and recognize that each stakeholder have their key role in implementing the law and such collaborative effort is vital to ultimately allow the right of each one to a healthy and sustainable environment.
Hon. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales concluded the ceremonial filing by assuring a firm and decisive response consistent with the rule of law and recognizing due process.
Attached here is the List of Respondent LGUs and Concerned Public Officials per Region
EMB-DENR, PARTNERS JOIN TOGETHER FOR 2016 ZERO WASTE MONTH
The whole month of January is also known as Zero Waste Month, as mandated by Presidential Proclamation no 760, dated May 5, 2014. Zero waste is defined as an advocacy that promotes the designing and managing of products and processes to avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials. It is also defined as a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary to guide people in having a resourceful lifestyle, in which discarded materials can be re-designed as resources for others to use. Zero Waste Month is also pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
In this regard, the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (EMB-DENR), as the National Solid Waste Management Commission Secretariat (NSWMC) has lined up a series of activities from January 26 to 29, 2016, to celebrate not only Zero Waste Month, but also the 15th Anniversary of the signing of RA 9003. The theme for this year's celebration is "Fostering Shared Responsibility On Solid Waste Management with Local Government Units (LGUs) Through Improved Compliance of RA 9003". This year's celebration highlights the roles of LGUs and civil society in realizing the objectives of the Act.
Activities on the three-day celebration include sharing of best practices from LGUs like Taguig and Parañaque Cities in Metro Manila, San Fernando City in Pampanga, San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan, Carmona in Cavite, and Malvar in Batangas. In addition, the top three Regional Offices (ROs) of the EMB will also be recognized for their teamwork and providing technical assistance to the LGUs in the formulation, submission, and subsequent approval of their Ten -Year Solid Waste Management Plan.
Other activities include photo exhibits and lecture series on solid waste management from various partners in the private sector, LGUs, non-government organizations (NGOs), academe, and others which play key roles in the implementation of RA 9003. Their initiatives, best practices and advocacy programs will also be showcased.
Concluding the week-long celebration will be the re-launching of the Memorandum Circular 2013-01, or the "Basura-Free Elections", with the tagline, "Kalat Ko, Sisinupin Ko". This campaign aims to properly manage and reduce the volume of garbage generated during the election period. This campaign is a partnership between the NSWMC, DENR, Department of Interior and Local Government, and Commission on Elections.
Celebrating Christmas, the Environment-friendly Way
Celebrating this holiday season creates loads of extra trash and solid waste beyond what is normally generated, especially with the Filipino practice of gift giving, having special family meals, Christmas parties, and various holiday events. The holiday spirit extends until New Year in the streets, with the air thick with pyrotechnic smoke and mounds of garbage everywhere especially the morning after. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Assistant Secretary Juan Miguel T. Cuna said, “Celebrating the Christmas Season and the coming New Year is the most awaited among the yearly events for every Filipino family. Expectedly, enjoying festivities during the holiday season has been one of the great producers of trash, and intensifier of pollution.” “It has always been the Department’s campaign to observe and practice proper waste management, among others, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change,” Cuna said. Indeed, there are ways to celebrate Christmas and New Year waste-and-pollution-free. Caring for the environment, after all, is everyone’s concern all year round. Here are some easy tips for more creative and environmentfriendly celebration of the holidays:
REUSE - Whenever practicable, reuse items that are still useful instead of just throwing them away. Maintain and repair durable products. Borrow, rent, or share items that are not used frequently. Sell or donate goods instead of just throwing them out. It would greatly help if we patronize goods that are reusable, instead of disposable items.
REDUCE - According to the National Solid Waste Commission (NSWC), 9,000 tons of solid wastes are generated in Metro Manila every day. Of this, 74 percent comes from household wastes, information that confirms our fears that—yes—we all have a hand in polluting the environment though we may not be aware of it. In relation to this, as per record, the Metro Manila Development Authority through the Metro Parkway Clearing Group disclosed that street sweepers and clearing groups collected 26 truckloads or equivalent to 156 tons of garbage just hours after the New Year revelry in 2014. So next time you throw away your trash, remember these: you save landfill space, save raw materials and natural resources such as energy and water, and money. We can easily reduce the amount of waste we produce using these simple steps.
RECYCLE - Recycling as defined in the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (ESWMA) or Republic Act 9003 is “the process of treating the waste to make it suitable for a beneficial use, and may even transform the waste material into a new product, which could also be used as raw materials for the production of other goods and services.
“ Waste should be treated as a valuable resource. Items that are useless, or of very little value to one person often have significant value to another. Portions of waste should be sorted and used for some beneficial thing.
Turn your accumulated things/materials into something useful that will not only save you money, but will help regulate garbage disposal.
Composting is another form of minimizing solid waste into a useful material. Composting refers to the controlled decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms, mainly bacteria and fungi, into humans-like product. The process utilizes biodegradable wastes from your kitchen and garden. Compost is both a soil and a fertilizer. Compost also helps conserve moisture, prevent erosion, and reduce weed growth.
Some resort to burning solid waste in the backyard to dispose of solid wastes. But did you know that the substances from open burning of solid wastes can be fatal? Not only is it prohibited under the ESWMA, burning of wastes also has adverse effects on people’s health and on the environment. Open burning releases into the atmosphere toxic substances such as dioxins, furans, sulfur oxide, toxic ash, and carbon dioxide. These elements are also major sources of air pollution that deplete the ozone layer that protects the earth from the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun. Better to do away with fireworks for the New Year. But, if pyrotechnics can’t be avoided especially on New Year’s Eve, here are some points you might consider before lighting up that Judas Belt, Super Lolo, Fountain and other expensive art fireworks.
Pyrotechnics consist mainly of fine toxic dusts or Particulate Matter 10 microgram/cu. m. (PM10) that easily enter the lungs and pose real danger to those already sick and the healthy. The hazardous smoke generated from these fireworks can lead to dizziness, heart disturbances, asthma attack, allergy, and respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), laryngitis, and pneumonia, among others. Besides, most firecrackers generate more than 80dB (decibels) noise that can cause temporary hearing loss.
Moreover, firecrackers contain highly toxic heavy metals like cadmium and lead, in addition to other metals like copper, manganese, zinc, sodium, magnesium, and potassium. These pollutants pose great danger to the environment through the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and climate change.
With these simple tips in mind, let us all celebrate the Christmas season, be safe and at the same time, also protect the environment. The Environmental Management Bureau of the DENR wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
DENR Campaigns for a #WasteLessUndas2015
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) is lodging a series of public advisories to ensure that the throngs of people who will troop the cemeteries to remember their departed loved ones this coming weekend observe a “waste less Undas”.
Dubbed as “Araw-araw ay Tamang Panahon para sa Tamang Pagtatapon” campaign, the EMB through its Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) will be posting advisories and friendly reminders on waste management with these hashtags: # and # WasteLessUndas2015, #TamangPagtatapon CLAYGO (Clean as You Go). These Undas 2015 advisories will be posted on the DENR-EMB’s website and social media accounts.
“We remind everyone to maintain cleanliness and use materials that are reusable or recyclable so that we generate less solid waste, “DENR Assistant Secretary and concurrent EMB Director Juan Miguel T. Cuna said.
Citing a 2014 NSWMC report, Atty. Cuna said that two hundred truckloads of garbage were collected from various cemeteries in the nation’s capital region alone.
DENR Asst. Secretary Cuna also encouraged cemetery administrators to set up enough strategically-located receptacles for different types of wastes, and to strictly implement waste-related local ordinances like regulating the use of plastic bags.
“It is no longer necessary to enumerate the adverse impact of garbage not only on our health but also on the environment. We should all start actively participating in the proper management or our waste,” he added.
He also provided the following tips for all cemetery goers thus Undas :
The Nationasl Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) also support the #WasteLessUndas2015.
NSWMC 10 year plan Deliberation 2015
The National Solid Waste Management Commission-Secretariat (NSWMC/S) Acknowledged 1,287 out of 1,634 LGUs submission of 10 year plan while the Commission approved 122 plans since the implementation of the law (RA9003) and 60 were approved within the year of 2015, hence this, the total submitted in the secretariat have doubled since the last total submission last year because of the affectivity of the following Resolutions signed by Vice-Chairman of NSWMC and representative of recycling sector Crispian N. Lao ;
Resolution 89 series of 2014 providing that the LGUs submit on or before October 2014 to EMB Regional Offices, Resolution 113 series of 2014 granting the extension of submission of 10 year plan due to completion of Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) of LGUs and Resolution 134 series of 2015 to grant the final non-extendable deadline for the submission of 10 year plan with appropriate charges under RA9003 and RA 7160 (Local Government Code of the Philippines) in the remaining non-compliant LGUs.
The following list is the approved 10 year plan of LGUs as of 2010-2015
41 series of 2010
49 series of 2010
Zamboanga del Sur
55 series of 2013
Zamboanga del Norte
Lanao del Sur
Davao del Norte
62 series of 2013
67 series of 2013
81 series of 2014
93 series of 2014
99 series of 2014
100 series of 2014
101 series of 2014
102 series of 2014
104 series of 2014
105 series of 2014
106 series of 2014
107 series of 2014
108 series of 2014
109 series of 2014
110 series of 2014
111 series of 2014
115 series of 2015
116 series of 2015
118 series of 2015
119 series of 2015
La Carlota City
120 series of 2015
121 series of 2015
Enrique B. Magalona
122 series of 2015
City of Bago
123 series of 2015
124 series of 2015
125 series of 125
127 series of 2015
128 series of 2015
San Jose City
129 series of 2015
130 series of 2015
131 series of 2015
132 series of 2015
135 series of 2015
Davao del Sur
136 series of 2015
137 series of 2015
138 series of 2015
139 series of 2015
140 series of 2015
141 series of 2015
Agusan del Sur
142 series of 2015
144 series of 2015
145 series of 2015
146 series of 2015
147 series of 2015
Island Garden City of Samal
148 series of 2015
149 series of 2015
150 series of 2015
151 series of 2015
152 series of 2015
153 series of 2015
155 series of 2015
156 series of 2015
157 series of 2015
158 series of 2015
159 series of 2015
160 series of 2015
161 series of 2015
162 series of 2015
Surigao del Sur
163 series of 2015
Remedios Trinidad Romualdez
Agusan del Norte
164 series of 2015
165 series of 2015
166 series of 2015
San Fernando City
167 series of 2015
168 series of 2015
City of Manila
154 series of 2015
169 series of 2015
Las Piñas City
170 series of 2015
San Carlos City
171 series of 2015
172 series of 2015
173 series of 2015
174 series of 2015
175 series of 2015
176 series of 2015
177 series of 2015
178 series of 2015
179 series of 2015
The national solid waste management through its cooperation with DFA, DOH and BOC inspect waste in Manila port area
Draft National Solid Waste Management Status Report (2008-2014)
10 Year Plan Approved (Approved Plan 2016 2nd Quarter)
Sanitary landfill (SLF)
Open Dumpsite (OD)
Controlled Disposal Facility (CDF)
National Solid Waste Management Commission / Secretariat
Environmental Management Bureau