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ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT: A Module for SCHOOLS

Updated on August 29, 2014
Zero Waste Management
Zero Waste Management
Pollution due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes.
Pollution due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes.
Worsening Water Pollution
Worsening Water Pollution

INTRODUCTION

RATIONALE:

One of the more serious problems that some countries and any other schools in particular encounter nowadays is pollution which is due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes. This problem occurs not only in urban areas where population density is high and human activities are continuous and intense but is also felt in the regional and rural areas.

In Metro Manila, the population density is 14,440 persons per square kilometer, 63 times more than the national average. Per capita waste production daily is estimated at 0.66 kg. More than half a kilo of trash per person per day is a lot. The volume of daily wastes weights in a little over 6,000 tons. Only 85% of these wastes are collected. Uncollected wastes pile up and fester in street corners and marketplaces, vacant lots and other open (often unauthorized) dump sites. Ubiquitous scavengers light into these waste piles to pick whatever they can salvage from the junk. These waste materials are the breeding ground of flies, mosquitoes, rats, and other manner of pests and disease-carrying organisms.

An irreducible amount of waste also finds its way into bodies of water, into ditches, storm drains, and sewer mains. This does not only contaminate and pollute our waters; come the rainy season, garbage plugs up the city’ sewerage and flood waters rise-causing untold damages to life and property. Common sense tells us that the most cost-effective way of managing waste is to do something at the source generation, that is, at home, at the office or at the institutional level.

This module hopes to raise environmental awareness and demonstrate practices in schools that would address the present environmental problems



To transform the school into a Zero Waste Zone
To transform the school into a Zero Waste Zone
To protect  our natural resources from being squandered
To protect our natural resources from being squandered
To send less trash to polluting dumps through adapting the 3Rs of Waste Management
To send less trash to polluting dumps through adapting the 3Rs of Waste Management
To help cut greenhouse gases (GHG) that are propelling climate change
To help cut greenhouse gases (GHG) that are propelling climate change

OBJECTIVES

GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

1.To transform the school into Zero Waste Zone.

2. To protect our natural resources from being squandered

3. To send less trash to polluting dumps

4.To help cut greenhouse gases (GHG) that are propelling climate change


SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote and inculcate ecological awareness, action and commitment in the university and in the community.
  2. To push for university policies and programs that will prevent and reduce wastes and toxins
  3. To advance and apply best practices in the ecological waste management including materials substitution, reuse, repair, recycling and composting.
  4. To support safe and sustainable livelihood and enterprise for cleaners and recyclers

Develop and popularize the vision through advocacy campaigns.
Develop and popularize the vision through advocacy campaigns.
Conduct Clean Up Campaigns and Waste Audit
Conduct Clean Up Campaigns and Waste Audit

METHODOLOGY

  1. develop and popularize the vision
  2. conduct waste audit
  3. implement supportive policies
  4. integrate zero waste in the school curriculum and classroom activities
  5. institute an Ecological Solid Waste Management Program
  6. evaluate and track progress towards the Zero Waste Objectives

What Would Happen When You Do Not Manage Your Waste?

2014 Waste Management Zero Waste Challenge

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      rachelle joyce reyes beed-III 2 years ago

      A lot of institution were very busy doing things that will help reduce the pollution and global warming. And to help lessen the excessive use of plastic and to promote a healthy living. It is for us to be more aware of what will be the consequences of every action we are about to encounter. The Zero Waste Management will help us to be more discipline and be mature enough with all of the responsibilities that is shouldered unto us.

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      Jessica Ocampo 2 years ago

      Jessica Ocampo BSBA1-1. The zero waste approach envisions all industrial inputs being used in final products or converted into value-added inputs for other industries or processes. In this way, industries will be reorganized into clusters such that each industry’s wastes/by-products are fully matched with the input requirements of another industry, and the integrated whole produces no waste. From an environmental perspective, the elimination of waste represents the ultimate solution to pollution problems that threaten ecosystems at global, national and local levels. In addition, full use of raw materials, accompanied by a shift towards renewable sources, means that utilization of the Earth’s resources can be brought back to sustainable levels.

      For business, zero waste can mean greater competitiveness and represents a continuation of its inevitable drive towards efficiency. First came productivity of labour and capital, and now comes the productivity of raw materials – producing more from less. Zero waste in industrial networks can therefore be understood as a new standard for efficiency and integration.

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      Agnes Mateo BSBA 1-3 2 years ago

      Zero waste suggests that the entire concept of waste should be eliminated. Instead, waste should be thought of as a “residual product” or simply a “potential resource” to counter our basic acceptance of waste as a normal course of events. Opportunities such as reduced costs, increased profits, and reduced environmental impacts are found when returning these “residual products” or “resources” as food to either natural and industrial systems. This may involve redesigning both products and processes in order to eliminate hazardous properties that make them unusable and unmanageable in quantities that overburden both industry and the environment.

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      Justine De Leon 2 years ago

      Justine Mae M. De Leon

      BSBA 1-3

      This definition of zero waste describes a so-called ‘whole-system approach’ to redesigning resource flows to minimize harmful emissions and to minimize resource use. It is also a unifying concept for a range of measures aimed at eliminating waste and challenging old ways of thinking. It is envisaged that zero waste to landfill or incineration in Europe can be achieved over a 10-30 year timescale, although a co-ordinated and concerted effort focused on waste prevention, minimization and reuse will be necessary. It is important to recognise that zero waste is a target to be strived for, not an absolute, and it is possible that landfill or incineration may ultimately be the best option for a very small number of wastes.

      Zero waste is a unifying concept for a range of measures aimed at eliminating waste and allowing us to challenge old ways of thinking. Aiming for zero waste will mean viewing waste as a potential resource with value to be realised, rather than as a problem to be dealt with.

      Also Zero waste is a whole system approach that aims to eliminate rather than ‘manage’ waste. As well as encouraging waste diversion from landfill and incineration, it is a guiding design philosophy for eliminating waste at source and at all points down the supply chain. It shifts from the current one-way linear resource use and disposal culture to a ‘closed-loop’ circular system modeled on Nature’s successful strategies. But zero waste will not happen overnight..

      For all the people, What do you think is the best method for managing our residuals in order to reduce the harm and risks to public health and our environment?

      The answer will be:

      1. Landfill with landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) with three different assumptions for gas collection efficiencies;

      2. Waste-to-energy followed by landfilling (WTE-to-landfill) as practiced today by leading WTE companies as mass burn incineration;

      3. Mechanical Recovery, Biological Treatment followed by landfilling (MRBT-to-landfill) with two different assumptions for therecovery of recyclables and two different assumptions for gas collection efficiencies.

      Knowing Zero waste management is clearly important to everyone of us. Having knowledge with this kind of issue can help to open the mind of people around us to do right things that can help to decrease or solve the problems.

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      Romalyn Dela Cruz 2 years ago

      The Zero Waste movement is concerned with moving beyond “waste disposal” and even “waste diversion” toward a society that views waste as poor design. The idea is to design waste out of products and packaging completely. The term “cradle to cradle” is commonly used to describe such design and systems.

      Ideally, municipalities would eventually only collect and process organic materials (kitchen scraps and yard trimmings); “product waste” (all the byproducts of the consumer society) will be managed in manufacturer networks, reverse distribution systems and, in some cases, municipalities collecting material under contract from private businesses. Industry will pay for the reuse and recycling of its byproducts, as well as anything that needs final disposal, which should be as close to zero as possible.

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      Renadel E. Domingo BEED-III 2 years ago

      Simple answer is when all our waste we create is recycled. It's like our drinking water has a complete cycle. When there is total balance of air, water and food for life for all living things. It means if we recycled everything, we would have no waste.

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      Lopez, Sheena Marie DM. 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-2

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

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      jefferson neil 1-1 2 years ago

      lets do some activity in NSTP in school specialy in cleaning streets to contribute some actions to environment to reduce the pollution that can be affect on us may kasabihan nga ang basurang tinapon mo ay babalik sayo lets do some basic action like tapat mo linis mo u can apply on that every morning malaking tulong na yun sa environment.

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      Pam Matic BEED-III 2 years ago

      "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" are known as the 3R of the waste hierarchy. Recycling involves processing used materials to make a new product which prevents waste of potentially useful materials that will reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials and reduce the energy usage, water pollution and reduce air pollution by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower the greenhouse gas emissions as compared to original and fresh production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of Recyclable materials include many kinds of glass, paper, metal, plastic, textiles, and electronics. Although similar in effect, the composting or other reuse of biodegradable waste - such as food or garden waste - is not typically considered recycling. Materials to be recycled are either brought to a collection center or picked up from the curbside, then sorted, cleaned, and reprocessed into new materials bound for manufacturing. Recycling Saves money, energy, trees the planet Earth. Recycling of a material will produce a fresh supply of the same material like for instance used office paper can be converted into new office paper. This is often difficult and expensive so "recycling" of many products involves their reuse in producing different materials. Another form of recycling is the salvage of certain materials from complex products due to their intrinsic value like lead from car batteries or gold from computer components, or due to their hazardous nature. The costs and energy used in collection and transportation outweigh the costs and energy saved in the production process which is a disadvantage of recycling and also that the jobs produced by the recycling industry can be of poor trade. Also materials like paper pulp are such which can only be recycled a few times before degradation prevents further recycling.

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      Rianne Lacsamana 2 years ago

      Talk of the environment may be all around us today, but many of us are still not quite hearing, appreciating or perhaps understanding the messages being delivered.

      While it is true that there are groups of people out there who want to profit from or exploit some certain vulnerable sector, such as protecting the environment, many more are spreading real, urgent and credible messages where this issue is concerned.

      This may come as a surprise to some, but part of the paradigm of optimal health does involve the state of the environment. I mean think about it, you can eat or exercise as healthy as you want, but everyday you are exposed to millions of toxins in the air, water, food and products around you.

      So it is for this reason today, that I want to talk to you about an approach to waste management that will not only benefit the health of the environment greatly, but your health as well.

      This approach is called “zero waste” and the name speaks for itself, as to how we can improve our health, while building a sustainable future. Honestly I didn’t know what is “ZERO WASTE” is but while reading this article, I found out that this would be helpful for saving the Mother Earth. So what is Zero Waste.?

      The concept of zero waste was introduced in the 1970′s, but wasn’t really put into action until the late 1990′s. Once the new millennium hit, this idea was readily taught in most school environmental programs and today is considered a real and necessary initiative for a sustainable future.

      So what is it? In its simplicity, one can see “zero waste” as not having or making any waste. Basically everything used goes back into being reused, and thus there is a continuous cycle of use and production that does not generate any or minimal waste, and decreases the burden on natural resources.

      Not only as a student, but also a person that lives in this earth, How we live in terms of how we treat our “stuff” and what we choose to do with it, plays a big role in how much waste we are going to generate.

      Remember, the idea is reuse, not one time use. Clothing from older kids can be used for younger ones or passed onto other people. It can be bought to begin with second hand, as most of us know how quickly kids go through their stuff.

      So many cleaning supplies today are nothing but landfill fillers. Think of the whole Swiffer idea, think of the Mr.Clean magic eraser. I am not necessarily picking on these items, but these are all items that generate so much unnecessary waste. Old clothes can be made into amazing cloths for cleaning and guess what? The good old mop and vacuum are still sold at stores and work wonders for years, like they always used to.

      And how about personal care products? If you have read some more content on this site, you know I stand wholly by the minimalist approach to personal care products and at that only ones that are truly “natural”. Yet I have been to many homes, where bottles of shampoos, makeup, gels, sprays, lotions and more line drawers and cabinets. First off, they are unhealthy for us, secondly they go bad, and thirdly this type of lifestyle makes us waste a lot of our money and the Earth’s resources.

      Finally and most importantly, set up your house to succeed. If you know you have lazy teens at home that cannot be bothered to put their bottles away in the garage for recycling, have a recycling container perhaps under the kitchen sink. With the right intention, education, cooperation and a will, all homes can be cheaply and easily set up to succeed at the zero waste strategy.

      WE CAN SAVE THE WORLD IF WE ARE RESPONSIBLE ON OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND IF WE HAVE A SELF DISCIPLINE.

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      Rianne Leigh Hernandez BSBA1-1 2 years ago

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. The internationally recognized definition of ZERO WASTE adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance is:

      "Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

      Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

      Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health"

      Zero Waste refers to waste management and planning approaches which emphasize waste prevention as opposed to end of pipe waste management. It is a whole systems approach that aims for a massive change in the way materials flow through society, resulting in no waste.Zero waste encompasses more than eliminating waste through recycling and reuse, it focuses on restructuring production and distribution systems to reduce waste.Zero waste is more of a goal or ideal rather than a hard target.[3] Zero Waste provides guiding principles for continually working towards eliminating wastes.

      Eliminating waste from the outset requires heavy involvement primarily from industry and government since they are presented with more advantages than individuals.Zero waste will not be possible without significant efforts and actions from industry and government. Industry has control over product and packaging design, manufacturing processes, and material selection.Governments have the ability to form policy and provide subsidies for better product manufacturing, design and the ability to develop and adopt comprehensive waste management strategies which can eliminate waste rather than just manage it.

      Zero waste can represent an economical alternative to waste systems, where new resources are continually required to replenish wasted raw materials. It can also represent an environmental alternative to waste since waste represents a significant amount of pollution in the world.

      Zero Waste International Alliance has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.

      Zero Waste Hierarchy describes a progression of policies and strategies to support the Zero Waste system, from highest and best to lowest use of materials. It is designed to be applicable to all audiences, from policy-makers to industry and the individual. It aims to provide more depth to the internationally recognized 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle); to encourage policy, activity and investment at the top of the hierarchy; and to provide a guide for those who wish to develop systems or products that move us closer to Zero Waste. It enhances the Zero Waste definition by providing guidance for planning and a way to evaluate proposed solutions.All over the world, in some form or another, a pollution prevention hierarchy is incorporated into recycling regulations, solid waste management plans, and resource conservation programs. In Canada, a pollution prevention hierarchy otherwise referred to as the Environmental Protection Hierarchy was adopted. This Hierarchy has been incorporated into all recycling regulations within Canada and is embedded within all resource conservation methods which all government mandated waste prevention programs follow. While the intention to incorporate the 4th R (recovery)prior to disposal was good, many organizations focused on this 4th R instead of the top of the hierarchy resulting in costly systems designed to destroy materials instead of systems designed to reduce environmental impact and waste. Because of this, along with other resource destruction systems that have been emerging over the past few decades, Zero Waste Canada along with the Zero Waste International Alliance have adopted the only internationally peer reviewed Zero Waste Hierarchy that focuses on the first 3Rs; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle including Compost

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      Reynalyn L.Banzon BEED-3 2 years ago

      Definitely this is one of the trending issue here in the Philippines. Probably, this is the most concern topic that we should resolve. This is a serious challenges that our country is facing right now. The zero waste management should be implemented as soon as now. It is our actions that make our world in danger. It is in the hands of us that lies what will happen next to our environment and society. Perhaps, it is our mistake that we people are not aware of how to take good care of our environment. We keep on ignoring what we are doing in the world where we live. As a youth as well as a future teacher, I will be responsible in my own actions. When I'm already in the field of teaching I will promise to be the one who will guide them in becoming a better citizen and to transform them in being innovative by simply recycling waste. Those materials can turned into a new product which can be helpful too. Zero waste management will be my standard in controlling the pollution. I know that it is difficult to encourage my students but I assure that I will promote this as the best that I can be.

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      Janel M. Brasileño 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-1

      As I have read in your article ma'am I understand that one of the more serious problems that some countries and any other schools in particular encounter nowadays is pollution which is due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes.

      The Zero Waste management is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

      As a student we must know how to segregate bio-degradable and non-biodegradable materials. We should know how to dispose properly.

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      Angeliqueen Perez 2 years ago

      Angeliqueen Perez

      BSBA 1-1

      Our country and other countries encounter POLLUTION and it is a serious problem. Pollution is the improper disposal of solid waste, other people throw garbage everywhere in land, in sea, and it causes flood, water contaminants were insects live. There are so many ways to avoid or control pollution: REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE garbages. We can aslo put the garbage under the land rather to burn it, it will be fertilizer to plants. By doing this, you did not harm our Earth. Being a business woman someday, I must create a product that can be recyclable and put some directions to put the garbage in the proper trash cans.

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      Kcharm David 2 years ago

      krischarm david

      BSBA1-1

      No matter what the nature of your business, it should strive to achieve the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental success. An important first step is to understand what Zero Waste is about, and taking the steps needed to achieve success. Being a zero waste business therefore could mean that you want to help save the planet. Your efforts prove that you are concern, not just in earning money, but also in ensuring that life continues to happen.

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      Queenie Domingo 2 years ago

      Improper handling was the major reason in making our pollution worse and many youths at schools have done it.

      I guess taking actions for saving the mother earth's first step should be started at schools. Why ? because it is where the most culprits are , it is composed of youths and i remember Dr. Jose Rizal's famous line "Youth is the hope of Fatherland," well , it has such broad meaning in every way.

      As i have read this, i remember myself from almost a year ago. i used to be the president of YES-O club which stands for Youth for Environment in Schools Organization when i was fourth year. We have successfully launched activities and campaign for Waste Segregation , which makes the school proper disposing of garbages more efficient . One of our projects were named "PBB" which stands for "Papel, Bote at Basura" . In this project , we provide three large boxes (karton) for each class and monthly monitor if the student in many sections have done it properly. Those helped the school a lot in garbages issues , students were trained to segregate and proper handling of garbages.

      As a former president , i can say we have done our part , i hope it will be passed to next batches ; from generation to generation

      Queenie Marie Domingo

      BSBA 1-1

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      Trisha Ann Angeles BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Trisha Ann Angeles BSBA 1-1

      The waste management hierarchy--reduce, reuse, recycle--actually expresses the order of importance of these ideas:

      Reduce needless consumption and the generation of waste.

      Reuse any item that can be reused or give it to a person or charity that can reuse it.

      Recycle whatever discards remain if you can and only dispose what you must.

      Please keep in mind that recycling is your least preferred option. Reducing the generation of waste so there is no waste left to recycle would be the ideal. Make it your goal. Also keep in mind the concept of "cycle" in the term "recycle". For there to be a complete cycle, the things you send to be recycled must come back to you. So, look for recycled content products whenever you buy, otherwise you are not truly recycling.

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      Ria Marie S. Dela Cruz BEED-IV 2 years ago

      In its simplicity, one can see “zero waste” as not having or making any waste. Basically everything used goes back into being reused, and thus there is a continuous cycle of use and production that does not generate any or minimal waste, and decreases the burden on natural resources.

      As a future teacher, we have seen the damage of those actions, and in fact we are living through that damage as we speak. We know our Earth is in a fragile state today and we simply cannot continue at the pace we were going if we want to ensure that this planet is still livable for the generations to come. That is why groups of people from around the world, who are continuously increasing. We should not reduce the use of materials instead we should increase them, recycling of all possible inorganic materials and composting of all possible organic/biodegradable materials, the disposal of all toxic products at hazardous waste facilities, and also the return of minimal waste, if any, to landfills.

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      Corazon E. Bondoc BSBA-1 2 years ago

      Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.The zero waste approach envisions all industrial inputs being used in final products or converted into value-added inputs for other industries or processes. In this way, industries will be reorganized into clusters such that each industry’s wastes/by-products are fully matched with the input requirements of another industry, and the integrated whole produces no waste. From an environmental perspective, the elimination of waste represents the ultimate solution to pollution problems that threaten ecosystems at global, national and local levels.

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      abigail galvez019 2 years ago

      Abigail B. Galvez BSBA 1-1

      Simply saying try to eliminate throwing plastic to conserve our environment, try to be recyclable, instead of using plastic, try to use paper bag,or recyclable bag. Participating to those advocacy is a big help for example "ecological advocacy" who creating such ways to save our earth from a lot of garbage that can contribute to the earth pollution.i truly believe that the right time will come and we can that earth is Free from those Waste.

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      Aljon Calmona 2 years ago

      Aljon T. Calmona BSBA 1-3

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. The internationally recognized definition of ZERO WASTE adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance is:

      "Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

      Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

      Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health"

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      Allia Kate Maximo 2 years ago

      Allia Kate Maximo BSBA 1-1

      A better quality of life for future generations is the principal aim of a sustainable development strategy. Protection of the environment, a sustainable level of economic growth and employment, and social progress which meets the needs of everyone are key elements of such a strategy. But unless we humans learn a fourth component -- more prudent use the Earth's natural resources -- it is highly doubtful that the other three can be achieved. The "take, make, and waste" mentality that has guided our economy for decades must be replaced by the desirable and visionary goal of Zero Waste. Our human economy is undeniably dependent on Nature's economy. Society cannot sensibly afford to continue wasting Nature's resources, many of which (particularly metals and oil-based materials such as plastic) are available in limited quantities in the environment, or are difficult or environmentally damaging to extract. Nature has been operating the longest running, most successful Zero Waste model of all. To achieve sustainability, humans will have to learn to "act naturally."

      Recycling has been labeled the most successful environmental initiative in human history. Yet despite its success we are still making more waste. While government and private sector investment in recycling facilitated the establishment of a secondary materials economy, recycling is not sufficient to address the myriad of problems surrounding unsustainable growth in production, consumption, and waste. It is time for a radically new approach.

      By adopting the goal of Zero Waste, the first thing we do is discard the idea of waste. Everything is made from resources and waste is a resource going in the wrong direction. To throw "away" resources is to be inefficient and uncompetitive. By changing the way resources flow through our society and communities, we can reap substantial environmental, economic, and social benefits. In effect, the very components of a sustainable development model. We save energy, water, resources, and landfill space. We reduce pollution of air, land, and water by using recycled materials. We find a host of new job opportunities that can benefit those in our society who face the greatest barriers to employment. Best of all, these positions are generated in local communities where livelihoods are created instead of landfills.

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      Julius Nolasco 2 years ago

      Julius Bryan C. Nolasco

      BSBA 1-1

      Zero waste management is one of the best thing to do to less the land, air, water pollution and even the climate change. This is important to be a module for schools because schools have many population. Students should know this so that they can help to the prevention of pollutions. By proper disposal of garbage and by using Reuse Reduce Recycle campaign student can help a lot to our environment. By showing their discipline and responsibility we can prevent and lessen the pollutions that affecting us.

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      trish ann23 2 years ago

      Villasenor, Patricia Ann F.

      BEED- III (TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101)

      Garbage are found everywhere, in land and even in the bodies of water. This is one of our major problem, that caused people to develop different kind of diseases and it contribute a lot in having disasters like flash flood and many more. So, how are we going to solve our problem when it comes to waste disposal? Maybe, on of the best solution that we have, is the so-called 'Zero waste management'. Because, Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.

      As a future educator, it is my duty to teach my students on how to eliminate waste properly. I must point out to them the importance of having a proper waste management. I will make sure that they know and value the importance of "recycling". I will do my best to be a good role model to them, and I will help them to be a responsible individual starting from a very young age. I will also teach them to value the importance of cleanliness and I will tell them to keep in mind the positive and great effect of using "zero waste management" and of course, its bad effects. I know that it is my responsibility to turn them into a responsible, nature loving, and a good citizen in the society. So, at this point let us all practice being responsible for our own waste and action.

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      Rovy Kim Taruc 2 years ago

      Rovy Kim Taruc BSBA 1-1

      Look around you. Everything you see by your naked eyes will propably be replaced or thrown away someday. Where will they go when they are thrown out? What kinds of waste will they create,and how it will affect our environment?We must supposed to do something that may help our surroundings .Even in a simple way. So,we as student's and as a member of community, might have to take an action right away. By joining in the environmental activities like Proper segregation of waste, Zero waste managment,3R's. Note: If you dont segregate or dispose youre waste properly you will certainly encounter such circumstances and struggles that might affect your daily living.

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      Aia karen Punzalan 2 years ago

      Why is Zero Waste important?

      Our consumption and disposal practices have a cumulative impact on the health of the planet. In King County over 800,000 tons of garbage is handled each year. Keeping materials with reuse or recycling value out of the landfill allows room for "true" garbage and allows the landfill to function longer. Reaching for a Zero Waste of Resources future is the responsible thing to do in the face of limited natural resources, ever expanding population growth and economic potential with remanufacture.

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      sharine kate maghinay BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.[1] Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution.

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      Patpat De Vera 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-3 PAT DEVERA

      ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT: A Module for SCHOOLS

      Today, it's almost a normal scenery to see pile of garbage everywhere but seeing it in the schools, it was like an insult. Because, this institutions are the foundation of our learning. So what do we learn?

      Ignore our environment and continue littering?

      So that's why the best place to start Zero Waste Management is in the schools.

      One of the best way to start Zero Waste Management is to start with waste reduction.

      So what is waste reduction?

      According to an Environmental site, Waste reduction (or prevention) is the preferred approach to waste management because waste that never gets created doesn't have waste management costs.

      By preventing the frequent using of plastics, cartons and un-eco-friendly paper towels, we can minimize the waste to a minor rate.

      There are also typical waste management techniques we're very accustomed and always thought in different schools. These are the 3 R's or the Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.

      Let's start with the first R, which is reduce. The three Rs are really a waste management hierarchy with reduce being the most important strategy. In order to reduce the amount of waste produced, it is essential to focus on the source of the waste, or where the waste is originally coming from.

      The second most important strategy of the three Rs is to reuse, which is when an item is cleaned and the materials are used again. This concept can be difficult because we currently live in a world with many disposable items and it takes some imagination and creativity to see how items can be reused.

      How can we apply "reuse" in our respective schools?

      When we order food sometimes in the cafeteria, we're given a styro plate or glass and plastic fork and spoon. So instead of using that, we can request for a glass plate and cup and steel fork and spoon. In that way, these utensils can also be used after, and at the same time have reduced the use of plastics and styros. A simple way we can actually practice to help our environment.

      The third is Recycling. As a college student, we have more freedom and responsibility to do the big things for the environment than in high school and elementary. So, Getting Started with Recycling----Beginning a new recycling program, or invigorating an old one--we can do that. So, we can establish and build our own environmental organization that will practice:

      1.Contact to local waste haulers and municipalities to find out what recycling options exist.

      2.Monitoring current waste levels and, after implementation, reduce trash service. Savings in trash service will help fund the

      recycling.

      3.Establish consistent signage, colors and containers to make recycling recognizable throughout the school building.

      4.Include ongoing education of teachers, other students, custodians and administration.

      ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT IS A MUST. We should not just watch from afar and see what will happen in our community---to our planet after ignoring what our environment needs. And to be it as a Module for schools is the best decision. Because as the children of the Earth, we have the right to know--there are no exceptions. Gender, age, a student or a working person, it doesn't excludes us from the fact that if our environment will turn to worse, we're not included to those many who will suffer from it.

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      Clarissa Espino 2 years ago

      BSBA 1-3

      Effects of waste and poor waste disposal.Imagine we all throw garbage, junk and rubbish away anyhow. Imagine there was no authority to supervise waste management activities from all the sources mentioned earlier. Imagine we all just sent our rubbish to the landfill, or just dumped them in a nearby river. What do you think will happen? A disaster! Environmental effects bad waste management practices can result in land and air pollution and can cause respiratory problems and other adverse health effects as contaminants are absorbed from the lungs into other parts of the body.

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      Lovely Jane E. dela Cruz 2 years ago

      For me, it is good to know that they are thinking or implementing different kinds of projects that will become the answer or the solution for the problems encountering by the people living on earth most especially in terms of the environment they stay or living. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

      BSBA 1-3

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      Divina Alvarez - BEEd 3 2 years ago

      Zero Waste differs from the traditional recycling alternative offered by citizens who fought both landfills and incinerators. This earlier use of term recycling implied that the community had total responsibility for solving the local waste issue. Zero Waste does not. It makes clear that the community cannot take care of the total waste stream. In short, zero waste requires a combination of both industrial and community responsibility. The simple message to industry: If we can't reuse it, recycle it, orcompost it.

      This remains the biggest challenge for this and future generations. We have everything except sustainability, we must know that community responsibility starts with ourselves, we must act and take a lead in our own simple ways in order to save our planet.

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      Jona Mae Arceo BSBA1-1 2 years ago

      In normal people, waste is just a kind of thing that is not really worth it.But wh it comes that we need to know the main reason why our environment were such like this , WASTE was the answer. Improper actions like not separating it from biodegradable and non-biodegradable alnd also not uring the 3R's , reuse,reduce and recycle. Reuse the material that we think are reusable.Reduce the waste we think that are not reusable, and Recycle the things that we think it will form another thing.We need to be responsible with our wastes.We need to help and save our dear Mother Earth.

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      Kate Nicole Pascual 2 years ago from Philippines

      Pascual, Kate Nicole (BSBA 1-2)

      We need to put policies and practices in place that favor environmentally and economically sustainable practices over wasteful, polluting, and ultimately costly practices. Such policies would include creating financial incentives for businesses and residents to recycle more and create less waste, banning toxic products from landfills or incinerators, prohibiting the sale of unnecessarily toxic or polluting products, essentially putting policies in place that make it easy to recover materials instead of waste them. A Zero Waste System is cyclical, like in nature, and does two fundamental things: It redesigns our systems and resource use—from product design to disposal—to prevent wasteful and polluting practices that lead to those 87 cans of waste. It then captures discards and uses them, instead of natural resources, to make new products, creating far less pollution and feeding the local economy. A zero waste system has New rules and policies that take a responsible approach to using and conserving dwindling natural resources. New manufacturing processes and smarter design where manufacturers are held responsible for the full lifecycle of their products, giving them the incentive to design for the environment, NOT the dump. New programs in every sector of our society to shift our culture away from wasting and toward a sense of responsibility for our planet and its future. Resource recovery infrastructure to replace landfills and incinerators and recover 90% or more of our discards. Empowered citizens like you who now live in a system that supports your efforts, while you continue to call for Zero Waste progress in your community.

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      Patricia Mae Mendoza 2 years ago

      PATRICIA MAE MENDOZA

      BSBA1-1

      Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.

      It redesigns our systems and resource use—from product design to disposal—to prevent wasteful and polluting practices that lead to those 87 cans of waste. It then captures discards and uses them, instead of natural resources, to make new products, creating far less pollution and feeding the local economy.

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      Alyssa Delara 2 years ago

      Alyss Nicole M. De Lara BSBA 1-1

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

      who believe recycling is not worth it. It is our goal to start small and offer a service that is new to schools and institutions and, by making the efforts minimal, we believe that anyone can recycle and be excited about the fact that they ARE making a difference. Our ultimate goal as a business is to expand to all schools, to all families and to all communities; to open up minds to the possibility of a cleaner planet and to enhance the idea that caring and making a difference to generations to come is what matters most. So teach the students and your children to maintain the cleanliness of our environment.

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      Camille 2 years ago from Blcn Phl

      DAYANDANTE, CAMILLE T.

      BEED- III (TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101)

      Zero waste is a unifying concept for a range of measures aimed at eliminating waste and allowing us to challenge old ways of thinking. Aiming for zero waste will mean viewing waste as a potential resource with value to be realised, rather than as a problem to be dealt with.

      As a future teacher to kids, isn't it that proper disposal of wastes is introduced to them at this early age? And that's what I need to work on. I must teach them effective ways as to how they would take good care of their environment by means of proper waste disposal. This is another major problem of the world now, how to get rid of the plastic and other non-biodegradable materials in the environment. Perhaps, recycling can also be taught to them because it hits two birds 1: elimination of waste products 2. being creative and producing something out of trash. Dual purpose and it will surely help. The idea of reusing every bit of waste possible and turning the remainder into energy is a commendable and sustainable system of waste management, which could solve many of the world’s environmental problems. Sorting technologies can also be useful in such a way that it can ease up the work of sorting.

      So, there must be no excuses. Children can sort out to help and be disciplined enough to take care and dispose their ways properly.

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      Chen esmeria 2 years ago

      Mission Statement:

      Zero Waste was formed out of a love and respect for our environment, country and inhabitants. By mapping waste sources with recycling industries and providing recycled material again for reusing, we leave as little garbage behind as possible and help others achieve this goal as well. We have a strong sense of community and we want to raise awareness and change attitudes of those who believe recycling is not worth it. It is our goal to start small and offer a service that is new to schools and institutions and, by making the efforts minimal, we believe that anyone can recycle and be excited about the fact that they ARE making a difference. Our ultimate goal as a business is to expand to all schools, to all families and to all communities; to open up minds to the possibility of a cleaner planet and to enhance the idea that caring and making a difference to generations to come is what matters most.

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      Angelica Salinas 2 years ago

      Angelica G. Salinas / BSBA I-I

      According to Wikipedia, Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. You know, this practice can greatly help us as an individual. Many provinces such as Bulacan implemented the non-usage of plastic. Plastic is a synthetic material; it is not biodegradable and also harmful to people. But still, many establishments such as supermarkets can't avoid the usage of plastic because aside from it is reusable, it is easier to carry. I support the programs that promotes the usage of paper bags instead of plastics. Paper comes from the trees and trees can be replaced by planting a new one. That's the reason why I support such organizations. By implementing Zero Waste Management, we can avoid injuries, diseases, pollutions and also calamities.

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      Ronnel M. Felipe BSBA 1-1 2 years ago

      Garbage is one of the major problems that our Planet Earth and including us were affected because of it.There are many contributor why this plastic is become popular in affecting our community as well as ourselves. Schools are the one who contributes or most users of plastic: plastic bottles and plastic bag are the example. Schools might think of solutions on how to reduce it, they need to convince students to make their move or simple way on how they control the usage of plastic. They often more promote the 3'RS the Reduce, Reuse and recycle so that with the help of it they innovate or make new faces or uses of the recyclable things. the Zero Waste Management we can get a lot of help and as a big factor through cleaner and greener Society.

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      Bernadette de Guzman 2 years ago

      Bernadetee de Guzman BSBA1-3

      according to Google, Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.

      nowadays, making recycle is a good habit. some made this a business because recycling is not just using again, but also making new one to produce.

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      John Carlo Yu 2 years ago

      John Carlo M. Yu BSBA 1-1

      Waste management is our responsibility

      If this mountain of waste is disposed of properly, then we have little to worry about. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Litter is strewn all over the country -- in car parks, empty lots, back lanes, drains, rivers -- practically everywhere. the sights are all so familiar, the stench is overpowering, yet we display our indifference. The crux of the problem is attitude.

      In response to this, the government has begun a recycling campaign as a long-term measure to ensure the efficient management of waste. Recycling involves the separating of rubbish -- metal, glass, plastic and paper. the waste is then taken to collection centers which turn the waste materials into reusable products. Recycling is an efficient method of reducing waste without polluting the environment. It also cuts down the use of raw materials and energy required to produce new products.

      Other waste disposal methods come with attendant risks to health and the environment. One of the most common methods of waste disposal is landfills where waste is dumped and left to decompose. While landfills are convenient and cheap, they release toxic gases. Landfill gas can kill vegetation. Methane, a greenhouse gas, is released when landfill waste decomposes and this also contributes to global warming. Besides, decaying waste also attracts pests such as rats and carrion-eating birds.

      Waste materials can be burned in incinerators. When waste in burned, carbon dioxide and other hazardous air pollutants are released into the atmosphere. Thus, although this method is a convenient and quick way of getting rid of waste, it has its disadvantages as well.

      Now that we all realize the environmental degradation that ensues from the country's waste, let us be more responsible citizens. The more waste we generate, the more we have to dispose of and the more waste we dispose of, the more money we will have to pay. We have no choice but to heed the government's call to reduce, reuse and recycle.

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      Ellanour A. Tabula 2 years ago

      Schools is one of major contributer of garbage, because student and faculty and continuesly eating, writing,printing and soo on. And many student and not responsible enough, because they do not follow the rules and regulations of the university. Like those sigage all over our campis about proper waste disposal, smoking and othe regulation that deals to become a better persong and tells what wrong and right. They implement regulations to lessen the misunderstanding and to help the society it self, Many schools acknowledge the Zero Waste Management because its help them to maintain their good profile, they help the student to become a responsble in just doing the right and most important is the care the invironmemt. Pollution is one of the problem of many universities that can affect our health and will cause sickness, that can also affect the studies of student. We cant perform better if our environment is pollutant and not delightful in our eyes.

      It is good if we follow the objective of being a ZERO WASTE UNIVERSITY, not only for our sake but also for our nature.

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      Reibelyn Alabado 2 years ago

      BSBA I-2

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.One of the more serious problems that some countries and any other schools in particular encounter nowadays is pollution which is due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes. This problem occurs not only in urban areas where population density is high and human activities are continuous and intense but is also felt in the regional and rural areas.

      Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace. As a BA Student Makakatulong ako sa pagbabawas ng Basura sa ating paligid kung palalawakin ko ang aking isipan. Syempre Dahil BA ang kinuha kong course kaylangan Creative ako dahil Hindi lahat ng nakikita kong nakatapon sa paligid ay patapon, katulad ng mga Plastic Bottles Maari ko itong

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      Reibelyn Alabado 2 years ago

      BSBA I-2

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.One of the more serious problems that some countries and any other schools in particular encounter nowadays is pollution which is due to improper handling and disposal of solid wastes. This problem occurs not only in urban areas where population density is high and human activities are continuous and intense but is also felt in the regional and rural areas.

      Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace. As a BA Student Makakatulong ako sa pagbabawas ng Basura sa ating paligid kung palalawakin ko ang aking isipan. Syempre Dahil BA ang kinuha kong course kaylangan Creative ako dahil Hindi lahat ng nakikita kong nakatapon sa paligid ay patapon, katulad ng mga lumang magazines na maari kong gawing Bag. Mga bote na nakakalat sa daan na pwede kong gawing Display sa bahay. Hindi lang ako kumita Nakatulong pako Sa pagbabawas ng kalat sa kapaligiran :D

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      Roselle Pascual 2 years ago

      Roselle Anne Pascual

      BSBA 1-2

      Zero Waste:

      redesigns the current, one-way industrial system into a circular system modeled on Nature's successful strategies

      challenges badly designed business systems that "use too many resources to make too few people more productive"

      addresses, through job creation and civic participation, increasing wastage of human resources and erosion of democracy

      helps communities achieve a local economy that operates efficiently, sustains good jobs, and provides a measure of self-sufficiency.

      aims to eliminate rather than manage waste

      Zero Waste makes recycling a powerful

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      DISEREE OLYSSA R. SALAS 2 years ago

      DISEREE OLYSSA R. SALAS (BSBA I-I)

      Pollution is our main problem now. And we prevent that, we can manage that, and we can survive on to that. And our main goal now is to guide people how to prevent pollution. WE ARE ALL HAVE TO DISCIPLINE OURSELVES.

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      Rachel Joy C. Caudal BSBA 1-Irreg 2 years ago

      As zero waste laws spread across the countries, compliance with the new initiatives is a must for almost all businesses. One of the main requirements of the zero waste initiatives is that businesses must provide their employees training on how to properly follow zero waste recycling protocol.

      Redeuces has built an all inclusive training program that makes fulfilling this requirement easy. Upon joining, all of your employees will receive access to an online training module that will teach them how to comply with the new zero waste laws and how to properly manage waste in your business environment.

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      Chen esmeria 2 years ago

      john rotsen h. Esmeria bsba 1-1

      Zero waste management maximizes recycling, minimize waste reduce consumption and ensures that product are made to be reused , repaired recycled back into nature or the marketplace. Our school program helps schools investigate and determine what materials currently make up their waste stream and methods of reducing the amount of waste they generate. We also provide educational opportunities, tools, resources, and highly skilled staff support. Follow the CVSWMD School Zero Waste Program on Facebook to find out more!

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      Gomez, Marilyn, S. - BEED - 3 2 years ago

      This is what our youth needs, Zero Waste Management. Through the youth may learn on how to take care of our nature. This can also prevent our world to pollution. This can also teach them how to recycle trash into something that can be useful to their everyday lives. This can also be a good way to conserve electricity and water as well. We can save our world without spending too much we just need to be practical and always be open to different ideas. Let us also adapt different ideas from our youth. We need the help of everyone. Working together always lead to success. And through success, happiness and love is achieve.

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      rachelle joyce i. reyes beed-III 2 years ago

      Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

      The various systems that support the zero waste philosophy include recycling, reuse, composting, free cycling, bans on plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags and, of course, consumer education. All these various strategies are meant to prevent waste from ending up in landfills, incinerators and waterways. Preserving our natural spaces for future generations is a top priority for us.

      Diverting waste from waterways, landfills and incinerators is one way to reduce our environmental footprint, but it's also important to look at the other side of the supply chain, and making the transition to packaging that is made from environmentally-friendly materials that are biodegradable or even compo stable. The difficulties for packaging manufacturers has been identify to the kinds of materials fit and what exactly the overall environmental profile of their packaging looks like.

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      Regine G. Saulog 2 years ago

      Regine Guevarra Saulog

      Bachelor of Elementary Education

      As a student now and a teacher of tomorrow awareness. We need to open the mind of our students to save Earth start from little things we are doing. We are used to “throwing things away” but the reality is that there is no “away”. Large areas of land are being intended to the use of landfills, which are operating up to the limit of their absorption capacity due to the alarming amount of waste being disposed every day. In landfills, waste is buried and left there to be absorbed by nature. Solving this matter is the key to guaranteeing a sustainable future. The solution is Zero Waste. Plastic waste affects marine ecosystems by destroying habitats and coral reefs, and killing animals that eat or become entangled in the debris. 

Just about all kids find this unacceptable, and once they know how to take steps to protect marine life, they're eager to do so.

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      Joyce M. Larin 2 years ago

      BEED - III

      Ecology/TF 2:00 - 3:30/SCC101

      Pollution is a very prevalent problem that our society encounters and the government tries to prevent for it will cause a total destruction in our environment. Pollution was caused by the improper disposal of waste materials like throwing your garbage anywhere. People of today's generation have a lack of concern to our environment, they're not giving care about what are the proper ways of disposing your waste. We as students and as a future teacher should impart our knowledge to the people who do not have it, we should explain to them about what will be the effects when they dispose their waste improperly.

      As member of the society we should also know how to recycle things that can still be used and innovate it into new things, we should be creative in our own little ways. With that, you're not just creating something, you are also helping the environment to reduce the pollution. We can also clean our surrounding, even our lawn, it is just a simple way for preventing pollutions. We can also use the 3R's, Reduce, reuse and recycle. MOst of all we should have the discipline, "discipline in ourselves" because if we have this all things will fall in to their proper places.

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      Monique Teresa E. delRosario BEEd-III 2 years ago

      As student and future teacher, it is good to know that we are thinking or implementing different kinds of projects that will become the solution for the problems encountering by the people living on earth most especially in terms of the environment they stay or living. It is good to that schools today are implementing the Zero Waste Zone especially in schools because half of the people living in earth is coming from schools. To transform the school into Zero Waste Zone,to protect our natural resource. To send less trash to polluting dumps. With this it can less the pollution, it can produce a healthy and peace environment. Let us help for the betterment of the environment.

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      Riza Cuanico BEED ECOLOGY/TF 2 years ago

      zero waste management help us to realize how our environment need our help now. As I read and understand it there are many ways we can make our waste throw away better. because ZERO WASTE MANAGEMENT means designing and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. by simply throw our waste in the river it an cause water flood. this management help us a person to become responsible and our environment to become better.

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      Vanguardia, Karen Marie E. 2 years ago

      BEEd-III

      Zero waste is a unifying concept for a range of measures aimed at eliminating waste and allowing us to challenge old ways of thinking. Aiming for zero waste will mean viewing waste as a potential resource with value to be realised, rather than as a problem to be dealt with. But zero waste will not happen overnight.

      The zero waste approach envisions all industrial inputs being used in final products or converted into value-added inputs for other industries or processes. In this way, industries will be reorganized into clusters such that each industry’s wastes/by-products are fully matched with the input requirements of another industry, and the integrated whole produces no waste. From an environmental perspective, the elimination of waste represents the ultimate solution to pollution problems that threaten ecosystems at global, national and local levels. In addition, full use of raw materials, accompanied by a shift towards renewable sources, means that utilization of the Earth’s resources can be brought back to sustainable levels.

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      MA. ANGELICA FAMI SANTIAGO BEED 3. ECOLOGY/TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101 2 years ago

      This help me to understand the concept of zero waste as a tool that will assist retail and other types of businesses to not only increase their economic efficiency but also move towards long term sustainability in our overall economy. This also offers guiding principles and describes a progression of policies and strategies that support a zero waste system. The hierarchy is aspirational and promotes the highest and best use of materials as practical and possible.

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      LAIZA B. FRANCISCO 2 years ago

      BEED-III

      ECOLOGY/TF/2:00-3:30/SCC101

      As we see and observe to our environment, it has a big difference in terms of the look and how people treat the nature. Did you imagine the look of surroundings if billions of people are buying a food and throw their garbage everywhere? Our nature become a trashcan with a bad smell and a flies. Is it the environment that we wish? So, our safety and home will depend on ''us'', we must begin to discipline our self and think of that consequences that may happen with every actions we made. We must learn how to separate biodegradable and non-biodegradable, in this way, pollution will avoid, and it help our environment to maintain and not to be cause of any calamities. we must help each and everyone to become discipline in all terms.

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      Ivyespanola 2 years ago

      Ivory Española BSBA 2(1-1)

      All schools can implement this Zero Waste Management. Especially the Universities because they have a lot of students. This will help our Mother Earth a lot. Separating the non-biodegradable and biodegradable, even things that can be recycled example are bottles and scrap papers. And if this will be successful, students can apply in this in their homes until all people will do this.

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      Mian Yambao 2 years ago

      Mian Yambao BSBA 1-2

      There is a growing global population that is faced with limited resources from the environment. To relieve the pressures placed on the finite resources available it has become more important to prevent waste. To achieve zero waste, waste management has to move from a linear system to being more cyclical so that materials, products and substances are used as efficiently as possible. Materials must be chosen so that it may either return safely to a cycle within the environment or remain viable in the industrial cycle.

      Zero waste promotes not only reuse and recycling, but, more importantly, it promotes prevention and product designs that consider the entire product life cycle. Zero waste designs strive for reduced materials use, use of recycled materials, use of more benign materials, longer product lives, reparability, and ease of disassembly at end of life. Zero waste strongly supports sustainability by protecting the environment, reducing costs and producing additional jobs in the management and handling of wastes back into the industrial cycle. A Zero waste strategy may be applied to businesses, communities, industrial sectors, schools and homes.

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      Maryrose Cruz 2 years ago

      MARYROSE CRUZ BSBA 1-1

      Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

      Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

      Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health"

      Zero Waste refers to waste management and planning approaches which emphasize waste prevention as opposed to end of pipe waste management.[1] It is a whole systems approach that aims for a massive change in the way materials flow through society, resulting in no waste.[1] Zero waste encompasses more than eliminating waste through recycling and reuse, it focuses on restructuring production and distribution systems to reduce waste.[2] Zero waste is more of a goal or ideal rather than a hard target.[3] Zero Waste provides guiding principles for continually working towards eliminating wastes.[1]

      Eliminating waste from the outset requires heavy involvement primarily from industry and government since they are presented with more advantages than individuals.[2] Zero waste will not be possible without significant efforts and actions from industry and government.[2] Industry has control over product and packaging design, manufacturing processes, and material selection.[4] Governments have the ability to form policy and provide subsidies for better product manufacturing, design and the ability to develop and adopt comprehensive waste management strategies which can eliminate waste rather than just manage it.[1]

      Zero waste can represent an economical alternative to waste systems, where new resources are continually required to replenish wasted raw materials. It can also represent an environmental alternative to waste since waste represents a significant amount of pollution in the world.

      Zero Waste International Alliance has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.

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      Carmela Del Rosario 2 years ago from Baliuag,Bulacan

      DEL ROSARIO, CARMELA V. BSBA 1-2

      A Zero Waste System is cyclical, like in nature, and does two fundamental things: It redesigns our systems and resource use—from product design to disposal—to prevent wasteful and polluting practices that lead to those 87 cans of waste. It then captures discards and uses them, instead of natural resources, to make new products, creating far less pollution and feeding the local economy.

      There is a growing global population that is faced with limited resources from the environment. To relieve the pressures placed on the finite resources available it has become more important to prevent waste. To achieve zero waste, waste management has to move from a linear system to being more cyclical so that materials, products and substances are used as efficiently as possible. Materials must be chosen so that it may either return safely to a cycle within the environment or remain viable in the industrial cycle.

      Zero waste promotes not only reuse and recycling, but, more importantly, it promotes prevention and product designs that consider the entire product life cycle. Zero waste designs strive for reduced materials use, use of recycled materials, use of more benign materials, longer product lives, reparability, and ease of disassembly at end of life. Zero waste strongly supports sustainability by protecting the environment, reducing costs and producing additional jobs in the management and handling of wastes back into the industrial cycle. A Zero waste strategy may be applied to businesses, communities, industrial sectors, schools and homes. Zero waste poses a fundamental challenge to motivate people to change their life styles, create a demand for new products, and require corporations, industry, and governments to behave in new ways.

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      bryanakarlardonia 2 years ago

      BSBA1-2

      Bryan karl ardona

      Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills and incinerators. The process recommended is one similar to the way that resources are reused in nature. The internationally recognized definition of ZERO WASTE adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance is:

      "Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

      Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

      Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health"

      Zero Waste refers to waste management and planning approaches which emphasize waste prevention as opposed to end of pipe waste management.[1] It is a whole systems approach that aims for a massive change in the way materials flow through society, resulting in no waste.[1] Zero waste encompasses more than eliminating waste through recycling and reuse, it focuses on restructuring production and distribution systems to reduce waste.[2] Zero waste is more of a goal or ideal rather than a hard target.[3] Zero Waste provides guiding principles for continually working towards eliminating wastes.[1]

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      Patrisha Anne D.Vanguardia 2 years ago from San Ildefonso,Bulacan

      We need to be responsible with our own waste. To stop the pollution we need to care and love our own environment.

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      Adrienne DelaCruz 2 years ago

      Population growth is the second fundamental pollution. As a student, we must encourage every people in this country to throw their trashes in garbage can. We should also learn to our responsibility on how to take care of our environment at the end we will be the one who will benefit it.It would be a big help and a good example for the next generations.

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      Honey Salonga 2 years ago from Plaridel, Bulacan

      SALONGA.HG,C. BUHM15

      for me it just says that we have to be aware for this serious problem. this is a big problem in our country that the more the population grows the more the waste or the garbage increase and it affects the environment and as a human we have to know our responsible to our world or in our mother earth to have a better world not having a pollution causes by the hazard that also man made it. and to prevent the fast changing of a climate.

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      Glenric Samaniego 2 years ago

      Having zero waste is a dream of many countries, but they still contribute in global warming resulting our ozone layer being destroyed that protects us from ultra violet rays

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      Jahana Nicole 2 years ago

      JAHANA NICOLE G. SANTOS BSHM 1-2

      This article captivated me it is because now a days one of our biggest problems here in our country are the disposal of garbages. As students, our responsibilities don't end in the four corners of the room. We should also learn the responsibility on how to take care of our environment because at the end we will be the one who will benefit it.

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      Jahana Nicole 2 years ago

      jahana nicole g. santos BSHM 1-2

      On Course For Zero Waste is a free online training course for Scottish

      small and medium size enterprises/organisations (SMEs).

      It has been designed to give you the skills and tools you need to improve

      the resource efficiency and environmental performance of your

      organisation – and, of course, save money too.

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      Miguel Panlilio 2 years ago from Baliuag Bulacan

      PANLILIO M.A.R BUHM14

      We people are the main suspect of pollution, and we are also the victims of our own wrong doings and habits. Our population is getting bigger and that means more pollution. We cannot stop pollution 100% because of our daily needs, but at least we can lessen it by following proper ways in disposing garbages. So as a Hospitality Management student and a good citizen, i will practice the right ways of disposing garabages and cleaning my dirty habits.

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      AngelicaBSHM1-1 2 years ago

      Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. It can cause of harmful or poisonous in all living things. The improper waste of garbage can change our environment and can cause of destroy our planet. To avoid this cases knowing the proper disposal to can help to clean the environment in simple act.

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      john angelo ortega BSHM 1-2 2 years ago

      Being "responsible" I think that's the key to stop all unnecessary things that can happen in our environment. Being responsible in proper throwing of garbages in the trash, being responsible in using things that suddenly became trash that can harm the environment. And being responsible citizen of the mother earth in segregating garbages from biodegradable, non biodegradable and reusable. Yes, maybe, it was difficult to make. And also maybe many people think that it is impossible. But I just want to say for people to think that if we do our best, and if we could find the easiest way to make it, it can be possible. And we can help the environment by losing its charm because of climate change. And the zero waste management is very important to know specially by us students.

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      gelo hernandez 2 years ago

      As a student, it is not enough to just know how to deal with it, we should also know how to apply it in our daily lives. we should conserve and recover all resources and not burn or bury them. Successful Implementation of zero waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that may be a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

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      1Alavar, MM BUHM 2 years ago from Villa Katrina, Tangos Baliwag Bulacan

      1ALAVAR, MM BUHM

      The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing. Many are agreed that climate change may be one of the greatest threats facing the planet. Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. If the greenhouse effect becomes stronger, then more heat gets trapped than needed, and the Earth might become less habitable for humans, plants and animals. We should be really bothered of what is happening because sooner or later we are the ones who will experience the effect of this because we all know that we are the cause of these changes. On our own little ways, we know we can do something.

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      Johnrenz Santos 2 years ago from Candaba, Pampanga

      24 JRA Santos BSHM14

      from the beginning that we start going to school and to learn things we start to build and preserve everything, but when were going older we start to destroy just like when we are in preschool we start to learn how to preserve waste and to help environment, the term reduce, reuse and recycle is one of best form of word that can acknowledge everyone but from our lack of education specially in environment we continuing ruining mother earth and environment and the most thing that human didn't have is the formula of educate,advocate and act which is secretly find out with our personality we must explore our behavior and personality before other things to serve our full heart and willingness to help and reserve everything we have.

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      Zyrine Mae Taruc 2 years ago

      37 TARUC, ZM BUTM 2014

      We should also learn the responsibility on how to take care of our environment because at the end we will be the one who will benefit it. To help cut greenhouse gases (GHG) that are propelling climate change. As we define Zero Waste Zones are designed to reduce the environmental impact of waste in homes, workplaces and in the community.

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      Agnes Sato 2 years ago from Baliuag, Bulacan

      36 SATO, MA R BUTM 2014

      Zero waste makes recycling a powerful entry point into a critique. It redesigns our natures, it maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into our nature. Makes recycling a powerful entry point into a critique of excessive consumption, waste, corporate irresponsibility, and the fundamental causes of environmental destruction.

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      Fatima Cruz Castro 2 years ago

      7 CASTRO F C BUTM 2014

      Zero waste means a whole system approach that aims to eliminate rather than ‘manage’ waste. As well as encouraging waste diversion from landfill and incineration, it is a guiding design for eliminating waste at source and at all points down the supply chain. ou earth is on danger Just follow the Right segregation of waste materials.

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      Jonna Mae Book 2 years ago

      BOOK JM BUTM2014

      Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

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      jairamie fulgencio 2 years ago

      Fulgencio JA BUTM2014

      To guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

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      jairamiefulgencio 2 years ago

      Fulgencio JA BUTM2014

      To guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

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      Melanie Samson 2 years ago

      31, BUTM 2014-2015

      A lot of institution were very busy doing things that will help reduce the pollution and global warming. And to help lessen the excessive use of plastic and to promote a healthy living. It is for us to be more aware of what will be the consequences of every action we are about to encounter. The Zero Waste Management will help us to be more discipline and be mature enough with all of the responsibilities that is shouldered unto us.

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      Elli Rose Gabriel 2 years ago

      1 BALELA, E.G BUTM 2014

      Imagine we all throw garbage, junk and rubbish away. Imagine there was no authority to supervise waste management activities from all the sources mentioned earlier. Imagine we all just sent our rubbish to the landfill, or just dumped them in a nearby river. What do you think will happen? A disaster!

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      RIVERA DINDIN 2 years ago

      Many institutions promote projects that help to save the environment. Schools are promoting zero waste management campaign. 0.66kg of garbage per person are produced. It's too big, we need to look for solutions to solve it. We can do it by waste reduction such as limiting the use of plastics and disposable products

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      Phoebe San Pedro 2 years ago

      Zero waste suggests that the entire concept of waste should be eliminated. Instead, waste should be thought of as a “residual product” or simply a “potential resource” to counter our basic acceptance of waste as a normal course of events. Opportunities such as reduced costs, increased profits, and reduced environmental impacts are found when returning these “residual products” or “resources” as food to either natural and industrial systems. This may involve redesigning both products and processes in order to eliminate hazardous properties that make them unusable and unmanageable in quantities that overburden both industry and the environment.

      Zero Waste strategies consider the entire life-cycle of our products, processes and systems in the context of a comprehensive systems understanding of our interactions with nature and search for inefficiencies at all stages. With this understanding, wastes can be prevented through designs based on full life-cycle thinking. Indeed, we should work to "design" our wastes, if any, so that they have future applications.

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      Isel Quizon 2 years ago

      quizon,CA 28 BSTM

      The environment reflects the way of life in modern society. No longer do we enjoy a nature of hills and seas but are faced instead, with mountains and rivers of garbage.

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      Chlaryse Tesaluna 2 years ago

      Pollution is every where. Every corner of the street or in room, it has dirt or some garbages. We need to dispose every trashes that we will have in its proper garbage can. As a student, we must encourage every student or every people in this country to t hrow their trashes in garbage cans.

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      winnie rose inoncillo aquino 2 years ago from San Rafael, Bulacan

      2 Aquino, WR I. BUHM

      Filipinos are responsible enough to clean their garbage. They don't mind how dirty and stinky the mess that they are cleaning. This attitude can help our environment to be beautiful and help us human to live long and with healthy living.

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      36MendozaMMBUHM 2 years ago

      Mendoza, BM BUHM1-1

      Pollution is when something is added to the environment that is harmful or poisonous to living things, as it can make people ill because it contains germs and viruses.

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      Monic dela Cruz Sarmiento 2 years ago from San Miguel, Bulacan

      31SARMIENTO, MDC BUHM (SECOND ACCOUNT)

      'Being aware means you care', a simple line that leads me to be a responsible youth and student as well.

      We are on the brink of several dilemmas and continuously facing massive challenges.

      Nowadays, in schools, students just rely on the janitors to clean the surroundings and worse they let their waste to throw everywhere. That's definitely a bad habit. The said project could really help students to realize how important the clean surroundings are. Also, by this project, students will be responsible. Should we wait for the Earth to become worst? Of course, not. This project maybe seems small thing to those who are not interested, but in reality, its definitely and exactly what we need. Having this kind of project in schools will also develop the students awareness in proper disposal of garbages such as separating the plastics, papers, biodegradable and the like.

      This simple step could really make a better environment. I strongly agree that it should be implemented in each and every school whereas, it help us to be more productive and help us to be aware on how to take good care of our environment.

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      Alyssa Serna 2 years ago

      Zero waste means designing and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste and materials as close to zero as possible, conserve and recover all resources and not burn or bury them. Successful Implementation of zero waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that may be a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health. In industry the goal of zero waste will be accomplished with the aid of industrial symbiosis and new technologies.

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      Patricia Rivera 2 years ago

      "The poetry of the earth is never dead"-John Keats

      Zero waste makes recycling a powerful entry point into a critique. It redesigns our natures, it maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into our nature.

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      Precious Alyssa Capistrano 2 years ago

      Capistrano, PA. BUTM 3rdyr

      Each and everyone of us can make a change in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution - Al Gore

      Our environment is facing a lot of problems, we should think of solutions to make our world a better place to live. Many institutions promote projects that help to save the environment. Schools are promoting zero waste management campaign. 0.66kg of garbage per person are produced. It's too big, we need to look for solutions to solve it. We can do it by waste reduction such as limiting the use of plastics and disposable products. We should also promote the 3R(reduce, reuse, recycle). Composting is also a useful method of reducing waste. Many problems garbages have brought us. Diseases, floods, air pollution, etc. We should teach students to reduce, reuse and recycle. We should also serve as good example on how we take care the environment. We should prioritize waste reduction activities. We should teach them how to compost and to limit disposable products so we can stop being a burden to our environment. And if these students practice and learn the habit of recycling and caring for the environment. It would be a big help and be an example for the future generations.

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      Harri Nagalinngam 2 years ago from Manchester, United Kingdom

      pollution and over population is a major issue facing third world countries. pollution is the presence of any unwanted substance in the ecosystem or environment. Thrash, garbage, toxic waste those are the different pollutants that causes pollution. Thrash and garbage emit foul odor and can clog our drainage system and cause flood when the rainy season arrives. The best solution is to have discipline and to throw your trash in thrash cans.

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      Kyla Mae Navarro 2 years ago

      24NAVARRO, KDG BUTM2014

      Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the environment that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or that damage the environment. Any use of natural resources at a rate higher than nature's capacity to restore itself can result in pollution of air, water, and land. Industrialization is the first fundamental cause of pollution. Among other things, industrialization set in motion the widespread use of fossil fuels (oil, gas & coal) which are now the main sources of pollution. Population growth is the second fundamental pollution cause. With population numbers literally exploding around the world, the demand for food and other goods goes up. This demand is met by expanded production and use of natural resources, which in turn leads to higher levels of pollution. This article is really a big help for us to save our environment in pollution.

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      Iana kristine leoni 2 years ago

      Zero Waste makes recycling a powerful entry point into a critique of excessive consumption, waste, corporate irresponsibility, and the fundamental causes of environmental destruction.

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      Jean Abando Ortiz 2 years ago from Malolos,Bulacan

      26 ORTIZ JA BUBSPSY2014

      Because of the over population the population of wastes grow as well. Because we are focusing on how we can make a living because our family is too big we can't see that our family and us are creating a bigger problem than making a living, we cannot apply the proper waste management because that is not our focus. Families nowadays are just making a decision without thinking," THE MORE, THE MERRIER" they say but they didn't really see that the bigger the family the harder to control the wastes. Yes I know that the more the merrier, because I also have big family, but our family still try to control our wastes, the older people in our family is very strict on wastes topics. In short, people can have a big family if they want but at least they need to give importance to the waste management as well.

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      Louise Jerome P. Cruz 2 years ago

      09 CRUZ, L.J.,P. BUHM14

      For me, it is good to know that they are thinking or implementing different kinds of projects that will become the answer or the solution for the problems encountering by the people living on earth most especially in terms of the environment they stay or living. It is good to that schools today are implementing or promoting the Zero Waste Zone especially in schools because half of the people living in earth is coming from schools, offices, houses and different establishments It is good to know its objectives are the following: To transform the school into Zero Waste Zone,To protect our natural resources from being squandered, To send less trash to polluting dumps, To help cut greenhouse gases (GHG) that are propelling climate change. As we define Zero Waste Zones are designed to reduce the environmental impact of waste in homes, workplaces and in the community. with this it can less the pollution, it can produce a healthy and peace environment. Let us help for the betterment of the environment. Make it possible to clean always and lessen the use of plastic

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      Casil PIBUHM08 2 years ago

      This article captivated me it is because now a days one of our biggest problems here in our country are the disposal of garbages. This would be a great help for students like me to be more aware of the effects if garbages will not be properly dispose. As students, our responsibilities don't end in the four corners of the room. We should also learn the responsibility on how to take care of our environment because at the end we will be the one who will benefit it.

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      Dennis 2 years ago

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