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American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2022, 10(1), 29-40
DOI: 10.12691/env-10-1-4
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Collecting and Recycling Practices in Barangays of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro: Basis for Proposed Solid Waste Management Plan

Cristia F. Rojas1, , Leonel C. Mendoza1, Dr. Elvi C. Escarez1 and Jermaine Ritzchelle D. Marquez1

1College of Teacher Education, Mindoro State University (MinSU)-Calapan City Campus, Masipit, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines 5200

Pub. Date: April 05, 2022

Cite this paper:
Cristia F. Rojas, Leonel C. Mendoza, Dr. Elvi C. Escarez and Jermaine Ritzchelle D. Marquez. Collecting and Recycling Practices in Barangays of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro: Basis for Proposed Solid Waste Management Plan. American Journal of Environmental Protection. 2022; 10(1):29-40. doi: 10.12691/env-10-1-4

Abstract

The world is struggling with a waste problem that is affecting public health, polluting the environment, and threatening to drown some poor countries in toxins, signaling the need for an efficient solution. The goal of this study was to identify the various wastes collected and recycled in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro, as well as to define resident practices connected to waste collection and recycling that might be used to establish a waste management strategy. This study included descriptive, correlational, and comparative research approaches. The profile of the respondents, as well as the level of collecting/recycling behaviors and their relationship, were determined using a self-made questionnaire. The bulk of the respondents was between the ages of 41 and 50, indicating that they were in the center of adulthood. Furthermore, biodegradable waste items account for a significant portion of the municipality's overall garbage. Unfortunately, a large number of materials were not effectively recycled. Moreover, the barangay's waste segregation collection practice was at a moderate degree. The establishment of the municipality's Solid Waste Management Board may improve waste collection and transportation methods in Naujan. The board and government agencies such as DENR and DA may provide composting and solid waste management training and information.

Keywords:
collecting and recycling practices compostable waste Naujan Oriental Mindoro special waste waste management

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