Solid waste man­age­ment plans okayed

Tempo - - News - (El­la­lyn de Ver­aRuiz)

The Na­tional Solid Waste Man­age­ment Com­mis­sion (NSWMC) has al­ready ap­proved the 10-year solid waste man­age­ment plans (SWMPs) of 160 lo­cal gov­ern­ment units (LGUs) na­tion­wide.

Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR) Un­der­sec­re­tary for Solid Waste Man­age­ment and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Con­cerns Benny An­tiporda said that af­ter pro­vid­ing cities and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties with “red car­pet treat­ment” in as­sist­ing them in all as­pects of en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, DENR ex­pects them to re­cip­ro­cate by fully im­ple­ment­ing their re­spec­tive SWMPs and ad­her­ing to the pro­vi­sions of Repub­lic Act (RA) 9003 or the Eco­log­i­cal Solid Waste Man­age­ment Act of 2000.

NSWMC is a DENR-led body tasked to over­see the im­ple­men­ta­tion of RA 9003, which pro­vides that the lo­cal gov­ern­ment units (LGUs) are pri­mar­ily re­spon­si­ble for waste seg­re­ga­tion and dis­posal.

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