International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | Philippines | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019


Comparative Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) among the Selected Rural Areas in the Northern Part of Mindanao, Philippines

Enteria Odinah, Orig Aaron


Abstract: The study determines the Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) of the selected rural areas in the northern part of Mindanao, Philippines. The study also identified waste management practices and determined appropriate measures to be implemented in maintaining the cleanliness of the area. This research utilized descriptive method using a survey instrument and informal interviews with community respondents in order to gather the appropriate data. The findings revealed that most of the selected rural areas in the northern part of Mindanao have not been practicing proper waste management and lacked the implementing measures in maintaining the cleanliness of the area. The results further showed that there is no significant difference on waste composition among the selected areas. Hence, it was concluded that the respondents were not fully aware of Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or RA 9003 in the Philippines for a reason that local government officials have poor convincing strategies to maintaining the cleanliness of the areas. It has been recommended that waste management information should be intensified and integrated among the selected rural areas. The government should also exert effort to reach out the areas by sponsoring orientation and awareness regarding environment protection.


Keywords: WACS, RA 9003, Proper Waste Management Practices and Mean Waste Composition


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,


Pages: 1549 - 1553


How to Cite this Article?

Enteria Odinah, Orig Aaron, "Comparative Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) among the Selected Rural Areas in the Northern Part of Mindanao, Philippines", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20183485, Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019, 1549 - 1553

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