ENVIRONMENTAL group Mother Earth Foundation on Saturday urged local government units (LGUs) to strengthen their solid waste management board and ensure that every village should have a material recovery facility (MRF) to resolve the perennial flooding problem caused by garbage.
Sonia Mendoza, chairman of the foundation, said the city officials must implement ordinances and laws pertaining to solid waste management.
In an interview aired over DzMM Teleradyo, Mendoza cited that some cities fail to comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act since it was passed in 2001. She further noted that the centralized collection of garbage does not solve the problem on flooding, as not all waste materials are disposed properly.
Mendoza maintained that good environmental governance is very crucial in resolving flooding problems caused by garbage that clogged major waterways and drainage systems.
Under Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, MRF is defined as a facility “designed to receive, sort, process, and store compostable and recyclable materials efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner.”
Neil A. Alcober