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Ecological Facts


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Ecological Facts

  1. 1. Ecological Facts
  2. 2. Environmental Problems due to Solid Waste <ul><li>Air pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone Layer depletion </li></ul><ul><li>Groundwater pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Spreading of diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Especially vector-borne diseases </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. State of Solid Waste Management
  4. 4. Metro Cebu Statistics (as of 2001) <ul><li>Population = 756,243 </li></ul><ul><li>Waste collection efficiency = 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated waste discharge per day = 0.7 kg per person </li></ul><ul><li>Total solid waste per day = 756,243 × 0.7 kg = 529,370 kg (57% is residential waste) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Population Trend
  6. 6. Waste Production Trend
  7. 7. Problems Regarding Solid Waste Management
  8. 8. Major Problems <ul><li>Weak institutional and organizational systems for solid waste management </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in the upper waste stream </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in the lower waste stream </li></ul>
  9. 9. Problems Affecting the Upper Waste Stream <ul><li>Inefficiency in garbage collection due to lack of garbage vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>No waste segregation done at the source of the waste </li></ul><ul><li>No waste recycling done at the point of generation </li></ul>
  10. 10. What happens after the collection? <ul><li>Garbage is brought to the dumpsites. </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Sanitary Landfill in Inayawan) </li></ul>
  11. 20. Problems Affecting the Lower Waste Stream <ul><li>Insufficiency of the Sanitary Landfill operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials Recovery and Storage Building problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incinerator problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of soil covering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improper leachate treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No storm drainage control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No proper medical waste disposal </li></ul></ul>
  12. 23. The End