By: Leah A. Arellano, Teacher III
SDO Laguna, Liliw Sub Office
Liliw Central ES
The Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, also known as Republic Act No. 9003, was enacted by former President Fidel V. Ramos in the year 2000. It outlines the procedures for distinguishing between biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage. As per the National Ordinance, it has also begun in our school. It is time for us to create and put into effect this law since it will undoubtedly benefit us.
It greatly aids in keeping the school clean, to start. The barangay collects food peels and plastics after they have been stored in a separate container. Each classroom has less trash remaining. By doing this, the pile that serves as a haven for insects and pests is diminished.
Additionally, the worldwide issue can be resolved as well as the cleanliness and health problems. A challenge that needs to be overcome is pollution brought on by hazardous waste containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Even as young children, we have a responsibility to contribute to the solution of the pervasive Global Warning problem. The repercussions of climate change are progressively becoming apparent. Typhoons, severe rains, and sweltering summers are all common. The ozone layer’s eventual annihilation can be significantly slowed down if everyone joins forces and takes action.
It will also be good for our health because we won’t have to burn a ton of garbage. Burning it is known to create a number of issues, including pneumonia, lung disease, and asthma. No more smoking in the afternoon. Isn’t that wonderful?
If we all contribute to this effort, we can solve a significant issue. Waste separation is a tiny step that we have already begun. Slowly, but with our combined efforts, it will be a significant lift. If coupled with discipline, love of nature, awareness of health, and care will benefit both ourselves and the following generation.