Solid Waste Management In The Philippines

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1.3.2 INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS / WASTE LEGISLATION These acts and principles below highlight issues that were identified within the solid waste management section in the Lesotho lowland districts and it can be concluded that there is very limited legal and institutional framework concerning solid waste, nearly no solid waste management system involving coordinated recycling and insufficient collection system which is limited , random and open dump sites are used for disposal, limited awareness causing increased littering of solid waste (Carl, 2008). This may indicate lack of law enforcement, compliance failure or discrepancies in current laws. WASTE LEGISLATION IN LESOTHO The Constitution of Lesotho (1993) The constitution of Lesotho,…show more content…
The MCC Department of Health and Environment is responsible for the promotion of public health, welfare, the development of sanitary and facilities within the municipality (Ramabitsa-Siimane, 2005). The Act mandates urban councils to provide sanitation and waste collection services within their municipal boundaries (Carl, 2005). The act does not define hazardous waste, there the city’s waste disposal system still handles mixed hazardous and general waste. The Act is confined to operate in urban areas, which is the focus of the study. Sanitary Services and Refuse Removal Regulations (1972) The regulations were promulgated under the outdated but not repealed Local Administration Act of 1969. It mandates council Section 14 of the regulations stipulates that waste should not be deposited or stored within public view so as to become a nuisance, injurious or dangerous to health (Carl, 2008). Town and Country Planning Act (1980) This Act aims to provide for orderly development of land and to preserve and improve facilities, to promote efficiency and economy in the process of such development and for connected purposes. It includes controlling of zones in which to dispose waste. In contradiction to this Act, most waste dumpsites in Lesotho are unsuitably located (Carl, 2008). WASTE LEGISLATION IN SOUTH…show more content…
However, Chapter 3 and 4 are written in article format which leads to duplication of some sections of the abstracts and introductions. Discussions, recommendations, conclusions and references are included in each chapter. This study report format follows the following format: Chapter 1: General Background This chapter provides the background and introduction open waste dumps and burning practices in Lesotho lowland districts. The challenges and problems associated with waste disposal sites in which residents and municipalities face are also highlighted. Aims and objectives of the study are presented in this chapter. Chapter 2: Literature Review Key concepts and definitions are discussed in the literature review. Global health and the environmental implications of open dump sites and burning of waste. International legislations, national legislation and global solid management disposal methods and practices are discussed in detail. Chapter 3: First Article- Health and Environmental Impacts of Open Solid Waste Dumping and Burning

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