What is it about?

This study was conducted to determine the levels of waste generation and assess the current diversion method of its municipal solid waste to prevent the town from further deteriorating into unsustainable urbanisation.

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Why is it important?

A waste analysis and characterisation study requires urgent measures to regulate and to solve the piling up of garbage worldwide, in this case a city in Asia; this is an essential factor towards the projection of a feasible and environmentally acceptable solution.


Often, solution comes from simple ones. To my mind "waste analysis and characterisation study is simple and yet effective in coming up with practical alternative solutions or framework in managing municipal solid waste.

Engr Marcelino Jr Lunag
Saint Louis University

The WACS was provided not only to help us understand the waste condition of Baguio City and its corresponding environmental impact, it also aids us in gaining insight to what appropriate method/s is/are available and applicable in the only hill station in the Philippines.

Jeffrey Duran
Saint Louis University

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This page is a summary of: Waste analysis and characterisation study of a hill station: A case study of Baguio City, Philippines, Waste Management & Research The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy, August 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0734242x19866249.
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