Vox has this campaign which is Every Day is Earth Day on Vox: Help Out & Do Your Part….so here I am and I wanna share some things to you that I learned from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR) and the National Solid Waste Management Commission(NSWMC)….I chose the following topic because majority of us could contribute to this project….
This was about “Proper Segregation of Solid Waste” as was taken from Republic Act 9003 also known as The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 of the Philippines….
I have been blogging for more than a year now and had observed how people would join hands just to save our planet….In our own little ways we can contribute but first we have to really PRACTICE and DO the following suggestions….
Proper Segregation of Solid Waste
Types of Waste
* Clean and dry paper such as folders, bond paper, newspaper, magazines, etc,
* Corrugated boards, carton boxes of pizza, soap, toothpaste, shoes, etc.
* Softdrink PET bottles, bottles of mineral water, vinegar, soy sauce, cooking oil, noodles, shampoo, alcohol, etc.
* Broken monoblock tables and chairs, basin, PVC pipes, and other hard plastics
* Aluminum containers like softdrinks-in-cans, ice cream and biscuit cans etc.
* G.I. Sheet(Yero), aluminum gutter, brass, copper, washer, stainless steel, scrap metal, etc
BOTTLES OR GLASSES
* Bottles of beer, gin, softdrinks, juice, vinegar, soy sauce, catsup, peanut butter, coffee, etc.
* Broken glasses and bottles
What You Should Do
* Separate white paper from colored paper
* Fold carton boxes to save space
* Do not let garbage collectors gather paper wastes when it rains. Paper, once wet, becomes compostable.
* Let the plastics dry before placing them in a recyclables container
* Fold or cut the steel to save space
* Place bottles/broken glasses in a sturdy container
one glass color per container
* Wash or soak your plastics, cans, bottles and broken glasses in water recycled from washings to clean and prevent insect infestation
* Dried leaves and grass, plant stems, branches, and cut-offs
* Extracted plants
* Animal wastes
* Leftovers, fruit and vegetable seeds and peelings, etc.
* Seafood shells(crabs, lobsters, clams, etc.)
* Eggshell, fishbone, innards
What You Should Do
* Compost or bury all garden wastes
* If to be collected by authorized garbage collectors, place your garden wastes in tightly tied plastic bags
* Drain/ dry leftovers in plastic bags
* Place leftovers in covered containers( like ice cream cans)
* Plastic and paper bags are not kitchen wastes
III. RESIDUALS (cannot be sold)
* Separate residuals from kitchen wastes and recyclables
* Sharp, pointed objects should be placed and carefully tied in hard cardboards to prevent injuring garbage collectors…
* Place residuals in old plastic bags, NOT in sacks/ cartons…
LET US ALL WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE OUR PLANET…..