Solid Waste Management (SWM) Conditions, Practices, and Challenges of Select Barangays in Lipa City

Authors

  • Joan M. Villanueva University of Batangas, Lipa City
  • Annabelle B. Magsino University of Batangas, Lipa City
  • Floryfe G. Hernandez University of Batangas, Lipa City
  • Abigail Marie U. Hernandez University of Batangas, Lipa City

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v43i1.738

Keywords:

Social Science, solid waste management, descriptive-evaluative, quantitative research design, Philippines

Abstract

One of the significant challenges around the globe is solid waste and solid waste management. In Lipa City alone, over 167kilos of garbage are produced per day, making it the second biggest waste generator in Batangas province. The study aimed to identify the city’s solid waste management conditions, practices, and challenges, focusing on three selected barangays. The focus was to identify, evaluate, assess the existing solid waste management; and design and develop a piece of equipment as an alternative way ideal for the current condition of solid waste management for these barangays in Lipa City. This study used the descriptive-evaluative and quantitative research design; utilized the 10-year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan of the Lipa City Environmental and Natural Resources Office or CENRO; and a personal interview with the head and 27 staff in the solid waste management of the city. This study found out that problems still arise despite the strict implementation of solid waste management in these three barangays. As part of the program to be implemented, the researchers proposed introducing a biodegradable composter known as BIOCOM. 

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Author Biographies

Joan M. Villanueva, University of Batangas, Lipa City

Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

Annabelle B. Magsino, University of Batangas, Lipa City

Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

Floryfe G. Hernandez, University of Batangas, Lipa City

Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

Abigail Marie U. Hernandez, University of Batangas, Lipa City

Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

References

[RA 9003] in the Philippines. (2000). Republic Act No. 9003: Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. Quezon City, Philippines. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/3rMz6gF

Downloads

Published

2021-01-11

How to Cite

Villanueva, J., Magsino, A., Hernandez, F., & Hernandez, A. M. (2021). Solid Waste Management (SWM) Conditions, Practices, and Challenges of Select Barangays in Lipa City. JPAIR Multidisciplinary Research, 43(1), 185–199. https://doi.org/10.7719/jpair.v43i1.738

Issue

Section

Articles