Freeze | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The current population of the Philippines is 106,435,105 as of Jun. 16, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates. 44.4 per cent of the population is urban, According to Worldometers, the median age in the Philippines is 24.3 years.
Davao City has, based on the 2015 census, a population of 1,632,991. It is the third most populous city in the country, next to Manila and Quezon City.

Along with climate change, the rapid population growth and the aggressive pursuit for economic development add burden to the environment and health issues.

About 55% of trash gets buried in landfills, 33% gets recycled, and 12.5% goes to incinerators – according to the Human Footprint/National Geographic Channel.

About 55% of trash gets buried in landfills, 33% gets recycled, and 12.5% goes to incinerators – according to the Human Footprint/National Geographic Channel.

The Republic Act 9003 – Ecological Waste Management Act of 2000 of the Philippines provides the mandate and framework for solid waste management in the country. While the government may be well guided by law to address the situation, conflicting human interests and lack of education among residents leave so much to be desired in achieving a better level of solid waste management.

Too much consumerism or the obsessive desire to acquire consumer goods – regardless of actual need – somehow translates to clutter and trash in our throwaway society.

Wine bottle candle lamps.

Wine bottle candle lamps.

Forest denudation and clogged drainage system, if any, lead to flooding in many places. Shortsighted urban planning and apathy turn many areas uninhabitable or inconvenient to live in but hope springs eternal. Perhaps with the newly elected barangay officials in the 182 barangays of Davao City, a better implementation of RA 9003 would be possible – with a keen eye on the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle wastes.

We share copyright-free images from various sources in the Internet to remind us of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle garbage.

A bag of trash left unattended is prone to rummage by stray animals.

A bag of trash left unattended is prone to rummage by stray animals.

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