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Solid wastes characterization in University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro Campus

Joycer M. Elayan, Rizza Zonette B. Cabiguin, Remedios T. Tamang, Gina C. Lacang

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.15( 4), 52-58, October 2019


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The study on waste characterization was prioritized to obtain the salient data to improve the waste management in the university. This study was conducted in University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City campus to find out the composition of solid waste generated in a building per day, to correlate the population and the waste that was generated in the university and to predict how much waste the university would generate in the future. Results have shown that among the waste composition, paper has the highest percentage of weight (Weight% = 28.42) and volume (Volume% = 23.57%). Statistical analysis showed that at 5 percent level of significance and p-value ((p =0.104> 0.05), there is no significant relationship between population density and waste generation rate in the university. Based on existing data, the researchers predicted the future generation rate of the university to be more than 10,000kg or 200,000,000cm3 of waste in five years. It is recommended that the administration of this university should strictly implement the rules and regulation relating to solid waste management. The administration together with the unit heads of the colleges / departments should conduct an information, education, and campaign to give awareness to the students, faculty and staff of this university in the proper waste segregation.


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