Ecological solid waste management among student organization

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Ecological solid waste management among student organization

Lynn Marie P. Simporios, Leonarda T. Awayan
J. Bio. Env. Sci.13( 6), 139-145, December 2018.
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All educational establishments are instructed by law to educate the public on the principles and practices on solid waste management. Thus, Department of Education ordinance No. 72, series of 2003 establishment of the Youth for Environment in Schools  Organization (YES – O), one of the objectives of this organization is to establish specific and doable programs, projects and activities to address issues and concerns on the environment and ecology. With the present situation, it is important to assess the different solid waste management practices among these organizations within the selected schools of General Santos City. Moreover, this study aimed to identify the ecological solid waste management practices among YES – O members in terms of waste segregation, reduction, reuse, recycling, and disposal. This study is conducted to determine the practices on solid waste management of the YES–O. This study used a descriptive quantitative design. The chosen schools were identified through purposive random sampling and each school had 50 participants respectively. Questionnaire was given to the fifty members of YES – O. Data were gathered, analyzed, and interpreted using mean. Findings show that students often practice ecological waste management in terms of segregation, reduction, reuse, recycle, and disposal. However, ecological waste management practices in terms of recycling needs to be addressed and be given attention to since it got the lowest mean among the five indicators.


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