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Composting in the Philippines

Composting in the Philippines

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Nieuwehaven 2012801 CW GoudaThe Netherlandsfax: +31 182 550313e-mail: office@waste.nlwebsite: http://www.waste.nl
Composting in thePhilippines
Case-Study ReportComposting
Danilo G. LapidChristopher C. AnchetaTheresa J. VillarealDecember 1996
 
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 The research for this publication received financing from the Netherlands DevelopmentAssistance (NEDA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Citation is encouraged. Short excerpts may be translated and/or reproduced without prior permission, on the condition that the source isindicated. For translation and/or reproduction in whole WASTE should be notified inadvance. Responsibility for the contents and for the opinions expressed rests solely with theauthors; publication does not constitute an endorsement by WASTE or the financier.
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This study has been done in the framework of UWEP, the Urban Waste ExpertiseProgramme, a six-year programme - 1995-2001 - of research and project execution in thefield of urban waste management in the south. UWEP aims at:* generating knowledge on community and small and micro enterprise involvement inwaste management* developing and mobilizing south expertise on urban waste issuesThe Urban Waste Expertise Programme covers a range of topics related to wastemanagement in the context of the urban environment in the south - solid waste collection andtransfer, waste minimization, recycling of various waste fractions, resource recovery andliquid waste treatment.Waste management and its various stakeholders now form a rapidly growing area of interest.The role played by small and microenterprises and communities, however, is still muchneglected. UWEP aims to generate, analyse, document and customize the information that isgathered during research and pilot projects, in order to enhance the expertise of the UWEPtarget groups, ultimately aiming at an improved integrated sustainable waste managementsystem. This will in the long run lead to an improved environment, create more employmentand offer improved urban services for everyone.One of the UWEP research topics was composting. This report, “
Composting in the Philippines”
, reflects the results of a case-study research done by Danilo G. Lapid,Christopher C. Ancheta and Theresa J. Villareal, commissioned by WASTE, the executingagency of the UWEP programme. Similar researches on the topic of composting wereundertaken in Egypt, Nepal and India. By publishing these case-study reports, we explicitlyaim at divulging the data gathered during the researches. UWEP sees this report as one of theways of focusing attention on small and microenterprises, community involvement and their invaluable role in urban waste management.Hopefully this publication helps you to form a picture of the role the various stakeholders play in urban waste management. More information and an overview of the other UWEPreports and books can be obtained from WASTE.The
UWEP Case-study Report 
series are published informally by WASTE. In order that theinformation contained in them can be presented with the least possible delay, the typescripthas not been prepared in accordance with the procedures normally adhered to. WASTEaccepts no responsibility for errors.
 Inge Lardinois, UWEP research coordinator  Arnold van de Klundert, UWEP director WASTE advisers on urban environment and development Gouda, September 1998

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