Aims & Objectives
The thesis endeavors to Waste
Management Practices of Senior High School in Island Garden City of Samal
as a system and recommend solutions using a systems approach. The
specific aims are the following:
To present the current state of SWM
in Island Garden City of Samal, the challenges it faces and the actors
To analyze the relationships between significant
elements in the Island Garden City of Samal Solid Waste Management system
using causal loop analysis.
To create models to illustrate these
To create and model scenarios wherein
different solutions in the SWM system are applied.
To evaluate the effect of these
improvements to the SWM system.
To recommend and discuss applicable
solutions to the SWM system.
study was designed to address the following questions:
you ever been educated on proper waste management?
Do you know about environmental
impact of solid waste?
Do you ever notice
waste in the road land or public area?
Do you ever notice waste in water
resources such as the rivers, lakes, sea etc.?
Do you ever notice
burning waste in public area?
you ever bear health problems due to solid waste?
you personally say that the solid waste is a major issue currently affecting
you think most environmental issue could be minimized if solid waste is managed
how would you rate the quality of environment as compared to the environment
you had 5 years ago.
10. Has your school adopted an official
policy to reduce the generation of solid waste and improve
you currently Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle?
you think that people near waste dumps and landfills are suffering from
respiratory problems, eye diseases and water borne diseases?
you involved to the Clean and Green Program?
you ever heard solid waste management?
15. Do you believe that there’s money in
there any public bins near your house?
you ever heard about the importance of recycling?
18. Are you in favor of “no segregation, no
of the study
The collection of refuse
is irregular and efficient in Island Garden City of Samal. Litter and refuse
often accumulated along roads and public places, creating breeding ground for
mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and rodents responsible for the spread of many
diseases. The vehicles used were open trucks, which exposed their putrefying
load for all to see and smell as they move through the city. Drains and rivers
were choked with refuse and there was open burning of waste everywhere. The
result reveals whether the publics are aware of the health implications of
indiscriminate refuse dump. It also shows why governmental effort may not be
enough in solving environmental problem and why individual must be involved.
The study would be utilized by the government at both
federal and the level through their various Heads like, Head of Environment,
Head of Education, Head of Health and Head of Information.