WHAT IS ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT?
Refers to the Systematic Administration of activities which provide for segregation at source, segregated transportation, storage, transfer, processing, treatment, and disposal of solid waste and all other waste management activities which do not harm the environment.
APPROACHES TO ESWM:
WASTE AVOIDANCE AND THE THREE (3) R's SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT:
Avoid disposable goods such as throw away razors, pens, diapers, etc. Eliminate household toxic waste from the garbage stream.
Avoid products that are made from non-renewable resources.
Reduce the amount of unnecessary packing
Adopt practices that reduces waste toxicity
Consider reusable products.
Maintain and repair durable products.
Reuse bags, containers and other items.
Barrow, rent or share items use infrequently.
Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out.
Choose recycable products and containers and recycle them.
Select products made from recycable materials.
Do not burn.
Compose yard trimmings, food scraps and other biodegradable wastes.