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City of Manila, in partnership with Metropolitan Manila Development Authority - Solid Waste Management Office (MMDA -SWMO) and CEST, Inc., concluded the 8-day Waste Analysis and Characterization Study (WACS) in the city. The study, which aimed to determine the classification, characteristics, and volume of wastes generated by residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial sectors in the capital city, was held at ASAC Covered Court Barangay 627 Zone 63 Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The Department of Public Services-Manila took charge of the over-all coordination, collection, and sorting of wastes, while the Public Recreations Bureau and Brgy 627 provided the venue and chairs, respectively. DEPW also provided tables for the activity.

The activity was carried out in compliance with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, which mandates the conduct of regular WACS in all local government units. The study provides crucial data to help the city government plan and implement waste management programs and policies.

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The 8-day WACS activity involved the identification, sorting, and weighing of various types of wastes, including plastic, paper, glass, and organic waste. The waste samples were then subjected to laboratory analysis to determine their characteristics, such as moisture content, density, and calorific value.

The study is also part of the city government's efforts to promote sustainable waste management practices and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills. It aims to encourage residents, businesses, and institutions to adopt eco-friendly and waste-reduction initiatives that can help preserve the environment and improve public health.

The WACS activity is just one of the many initiatives being undertaken by the City of Manila to address the growing problem of solid waste management. With the support of various government agencies, non-government organizations, and the community, the city government remains committed to promoting sustainable development and protecting the environment for future generations.

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