Pursuant to the provisions of Section 59 of Republic Act No. , otherwise known as the "Philippine Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of ," and by. Purpose, Republic Act provides a systematic, comprehensive, and Overview. In Metro Manila, every resident generates about half a kilo of wastes a day. Ecological Solid Waste Management Act No. of An Act providing for an Ecological Solid Waste Management Program, creating the necessary Institutional Mechanisms and Incentives, declaring certain Acts prohibited and providing Penalties, appropriating funds therefore, and for other purposes.


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Declaration of Policies - It is hereby declared the policy ra 9003 summary the State to adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program which shall: Article 2 Ra 9003 summary of Terms Section 3.

Definition of Terms - For the purposes of this Act: Provided, That the collection, segregation and re-use of previously used packaging material shall be deemed recycling under this Act; cc Resource conversation shall refer to the reduction of the amount of solid waste that are generated or the reduction of overall resource consumption, and utilization of recovered resources; dd Resources recovery shall refer to the collection, extraction or recovery of recyclable materials from the waste stream for the purpose of recycling, generating energy or producing a product suitable for beneficial use: Unless specifically noted otherwise, the term "solid waste" as used in this Act shall not include: These include wastes from residential and commercial sources that comprise of bulky wastes, consumer electronics, white goods, yard wastes that are collected separately, batteries, oil, and tires.

Ecological Solid Waste Management Act No. 9003 of 2000.

These wastes are usually handled separately from other residential and commercial wastes; qq Storage shall refer to the interim containment of solid wastes after generation and prior to collection for ultimate recovery or disposal; rr Transfer stations shall refer to those facilities utilized to receive solid wastes, temporarily ra 9003 summary, separate, convert, or ra 9003 summary process the materials in the solid wastes, or to transfer the solid wastes directly from smaller to larger vehicles for transport.

This term does not include any of the following: White goods ate usually dismantled for the recovery of specific materials e.

The Commissioner shall be composed of fourteen 14 members from the government sector and three members from the private sector. The government sector shall be represented by ra 9003 summary heads of the following agencies in their ex officio capacity: The private sector shall be represented by the following: Provided, That representatives from the NGOs, recycling and manufacturing or packaging industries shall be nominated through a process designed by themselves and shall be appointed by the President for a term of three 3 years.

Provided, further, That the Secretaries of the member agencies of the Commission shall formulate action plans for their respective agencies to complement the National Solid Waste Management Framework.

The Ra 9003 summary Secretary and a private sector representative of the Commission shall serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

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The private sector representatives of the Commission shall be appointed ra 9003 summary the basis of their integrity, high decree of professionalism and having distinguished themselves in environmental and resource management.

The members of the Commission shall serve ra 9003 summary continue to hold office until their successors shall have been appointed and qualified. Finally, the members shall be entitled to reasonable traveling expenses and honoraria.


The Department, through the Environmental Management Bureau, shall provide secretariat support to the Commission. The Secretariat shall be headed by an ra 9003 summary director who shall be nominated by the members of the Commission and appointed by the chairman.

Powers and Functions of the Commission - The Commission shall oversee the implementation of solid waste management plans and prescribe policies to achieve the objectives of this Act.

The Commission shall undertake the following activities. For this purpose, it shall be necessary that proper consultation be conducted by the Commission ra 9003 summary all concerned industries to ensure a ra 9003 summary that is based on technological and economic viability.

Meetings - The Commission shall meet at least once a month.

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The presence of at least a ra 9003 summary of the members shall constitute a quorum. The chairman, or in his absence the vice-chairman, shall be the presiding officer. In the absence of ra 9003 summary heads of the agencies mentioned in Sec.

The National Ecology Center - There shall be established a National Ecology Center under the Commission which shall provide consulting, information, training, and networking services for the implementation of the provisions of this Act.

In this regard, it shall perform the following functions: The National Ecology Center shall be headed by the director of the Bureau in his ex officio capacity.

It shall maintain a multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary pool of experts including those from the academe, inventors, practicing professionals, business and industry, youthwomen and other concerned sectors, who shall be screened according to qualifications set by the Commission.

Role of the Departmen.

Visitorial Powers of the Department.