DAVAO CITY, Oct 23 (PIA) Top official of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection cited the need for a technology that will help dispose the solid waste besetting the communities.
Secretary J.R. Nereus Acosta, chief of the OPAEP said the rising
population will eventually impact on the volume of garbage which
controlled landfill alone cannot endure in time.
“Having more people brings in more garbage,” he said.
Acosta said even the landfill will impact on the source of water like
the rivers and the aquifer which might be affected by the discharge
from the garbage.
He said there is a need to review the Clean Air Act of 1999 looking
closely on the possibility that its implementing rules and regulations
can accommodate new technology that does not destroy the air but will
reduce the volume of solid waste especially in urban centers of the
“There are many technologies available now that were not present ten years ago,” Acosta said.
He stressed the applicable technology must be clearly identified
particularly its assurance of complying with the emission standards
which assure that it does not pollute the air, consequently addressing
the volume of garbage.
Acosta was the guest of honor and speaker in the forum on Integrated
Water Resources Management for Peace and Development held Wednesday at
the Grand Regal Hotel which was a side activity in the ongoing 2nd
BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference.
(PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)