reduce. reuse. recycle

Hear it from the ones doing their part already

From Lea Eleno of Marikina City:

At first, we had to segregate because Marikina City won’t collect our garbage if they were not segregated. Our trash bags have to be tied in either pink or green representing biodegradable or non biodegradable respectively. In school, we also practice segregation. Home and school- these two places are those which I spend the most number of hours in my life. It is because segregation is practiced at home and in school that I became accustomed to it. I guess it’s because of habit that I have already practiced trash segregation in my daily life. Initially, I don’t see the value of waste management. But then when Ondoy happened, I had a change of heart. I knew that had more Filipinos been more vigilant in waste management, probably the damage of Ondoy was less catastrophic. So there, some may not understand the importance of trash segregation and waste management but believe me, it’s necessary. 

What is Recycling - 7 Benefits of Recycling

A video presentation by Pacebutler Corporation -,America’s premier buyer of used cell phones.

110 years after the first recycling facility was established in New York, the United States today has one of the highest recycling rates in the world.

US recycling rate from 1960-2008, graph shows the huge surge in popularity of recycling in the US, in the last 50 years.

Still, 55 percent of the total solid waste (250 million tons) generated in this country end up in our landfills.

What is recycling? Whenever we try and define recycling, we need to think of the three r’s of modern waste management: reduce, reuse, recycle. 

"Reduce" means: Decreasing unnecessary and wasteful purchases, decreasing the volume of waste, and decreasing pollutants.

"Reuse" means taking care of our things so that they can last longer, repurposing used items, donating or giving away unwanted stuff, and upcycling waste materials.

Buy Recycled: products made from recycled materials to complete the cycle or close the recycling loop.

It’s not recycling if no one buys or makes use of the end (recycled) product.

Recycling is a PROCESS, which includes: the Collection and Segregation of waste materials, the Processing and Remanufacturing of these materials, and the purchase and use of the recycled product.

Recycling benefits you, society, and the environment.

The 7 Benefits of Recycling are: Financial Benefit, Conservation of Resources, Energy savings, Community Building, Jobs creation, Strong economy, and Environmental Protection.

Tangible financial benefits include people gaining income from selling recyclables or unwanted items from home and the savings that cities and counties make when landfill costs are reduced due to recycling.

Resources Conservation: Throwing away a single aluminum can, versus recycling it, is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline. Last year, Americans recycled enough aluminum cans to conserve the energy equivalent to more than 15 million barrels of oil.

1 million tons of steel recycled saves 1.3 million tons of iron ore, 
718,000 tons of coal, and 62,000 tons of limestone. 

Recycling Saves Energy: It requires more energy to manufacture a brand new aluminum can than it does to recycle 20 aluminum cans.

Recycling Builds Community: People work together, Communicate, Share ideas, and Support each other when they’re involved in a worthy common endeavor like recycling.

Recycling Creates Jobs: 10,000 tons of waste when incinerated, creates 1 job; when landfilled, creates 6 jobs; when recycled, creates 36 jobs!

Recycling helps build a strong Economy in terms of: Lower waste management costs, Cheaper production materials, Energy Savings, and 
Jobs Creation.

Recycling helps protect the Environment: Reduced contamination risk from landfills, Reduced pollution, Reduced environmental impact from mining or extracting fresh raw materials are all direct results of recycling.

Clean Air: 82 million tons of waste recycled in 2006 is equivalent to taking 39 million cars off the road for one full year!

What is recycling?

Recycling is a choice: The plastic bottle, paper scrap, or used cell phone wont recycle itselfIts up to YOU to make that choice to recycle.

Recycling is a way of life: Once you make the choice to recycle, And stick to that choice everydayRecycling becomes second nature a way of life.

Lets all recycle today

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WHEREAS, Republic  Act No. 9003 (Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000) provides  for an ecological solid waste management program, creates the necessary institutional mechanisms and incentives, declares certain acts prohibited and provides for penalties and appropriates fund therefore;

WHEREAS, Section 10 of the above-cited Republic Act provides that, “Pursuant to the relevant provisions of R.A. No. 7160, otherwise known as the local Government Code, the LGUs shall be primarily responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of this Act within their respective jurisdictions;”

WHEREAS, Section 21 (mandatory Segregation of Solid Waste) of R.A. 9003 has likewise provided that, “x x x LGUs shall evaluate alternative roles for the public and private sectors in providing collection services, type of collection system, or combination of systems, that best meet their needs, Provided, That segregation of waste shall primarily be conducted at the source, to include household, institutional, industrial,  commercial and agricultural source,  x x x.” and 

Section 22  of the same Act has likewise called for the standards and requirements and storage of solid waste;”


CITY/MUNICIPALITY OF ______________ , in session duly assembled, that:

SECTION 1. The City/Municipal Government of _________ hereby requires the segregation at the source of all household, institutional, industrial, and commercial waste and/or garbage into wet or biodegradable and dry or non-biodegradable, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9003.

SECTION 2. For purpose of this Ordinance, the following terms are hereby defined as follows:

(a) SEGREGATION shall refer to a solid waste management practice of separating different materials found in solid waste in order to promote recycling and re-use of resources and to reduce of waste for collection and disposal.

(b) SEGREGATION AT SOURCE shall refer to a solid waste management practice of separating, at the point of origin, different materials found in solid waste in order to promote recycling and re-use of resources and to reduce the volume of waste for collection and disposal.

(c) HOUSEHOLD, INSTITUTIONAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERIAL WASTE OR GARBAGE shall refer  to all discarded wet or dry waste in household, business establishments, commercial waste, non hazardous institutional and industrial waste, construction debris, and other non-hazardous/non-toxic solid waste.

(d) WET or BIOGRADABLE GARBAGE or WASTE shall refer to post-consumer materials which would undergo decomposition  and/or can be transformed into some other forms of raw material of beneficial use, such as soil fertilizer.

(e) DRY or NON-BIOGRADABLE GARBAGE or WASTE shall refer to post-consumer materials which could be transformed into a new product or to another usable material, or processed and used as a raw material in the manufacture of a recycled product.

SECTION 3. Each household, institutional, industrial, or commercial garbage or waste shall be put in separate receptacles or containers properly marked, i.e.  one for the wet or biodegradable and one for the dry or non-biodegradable, secured and protected from insects and pests, and placed in the customary or usual place where garbage collectors from the Waste Management Office shall collect them.

SECTION 4.  The Waste Management Office is hereby tasked to prepare and promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for the effective and efficient implementations of this Ordinance.

SECTION 5. Penalty Clause. Any household, business or commercial establishment, institution, and industrial and manufacturing plant found or apprehended not be complying with the Ordinance shall be penalized with a fine of TWO THOUSAND (P2,000) PESOS and noncollection of their garbage or waste until such time that the fine is paid.

SECTION  6. Separability Clause. If this ordinance or any provision of this ordinance shall be declared unconstitutional or invalid, other part or provision hereof which are not affected shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 7. Repealing Clause. All local ordinances, executive orders and administrative regulations, or part or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with any of the provision of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly

SECTION 8. Effectivity.  This Ordinance shall take effect after its publication once in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality and posting for three (3) consecutive weeks in conspicuous places of the ___________ City/Municipal Hall.


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