Most Filipinos lack Trash-waste Discipline

Philippines
August 31, 2011 8:09pm CST
Hello Lotters, To Hell with that segregation procedure, If the locals aren't discipline with simply throwing trash in a Trash-CAN, not even keeping the trash until trash-Can is found for them to throw that stuff with. Just to tell you my experience, before the renovation of our home, we had severe experience of people who kept throwing trash in front of our house. such discrimination has pain us for years, even people pee on the trees. good thing we convert it into a commercial space, no ones doing this much now a days. But before that, Months ago I have attended a Seminar about proper trash segregation. you know, separate the Biodegradable and NOn-Biodegradable trash. Oh yeah, I did that but lack support made me stop after few months due to lack of support and my segregation trash were demolished. the result of TRASH-SLIDES of merely cause by Filipinos lack of Discipline and am a witness to that.
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14 responses
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
1 Sep 11
Did you say you lack support to implement the segregation process in your locality.? What your local government is doing? We in India get all the infrastructure support once some people are trained to perform a job that helps in keeping the sanitation standards.[b][/b]
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Hello arle, some local units in the subdivision are still doing this but i noticed it's not being implemented in the streets. the worst part is that we don't have trash cans in the side walks. it's hard though but were trying my best to segregate.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Sep 11
same here in this locality, you can hardly find trash cans and other garbage bins. but in other cities, there you can find lots of garbage bins in almost every corner.
@Metatronik (5910)
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Sep 11
There are other Filipinos who didn't realized that one cause of having disaster is from us as well due to lack of discipline. They thought throwing small piece of paper candies wouldn't be counted and only a small thing. And now we are having problems in Manila Bay because of the trashes that are hard to clean and of course I am worried because of the water pollution and that could be cause of flood.
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Sep 11
Oooppppsss!!!! Sorry about the image it shouldn't be there.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
In my hometown such was implemented by the LGU and in fact required all business establishments to have at least two trash bins or they won't be issued a business permit. But then i observed, when the trash truck gathers all the garbage, they combine everything again. So where's the segregation there? They dump everything in one place. So the segregation done by the household or the business establishment has gone to nothing. It was useless.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello Toniganzon, WOW! how i wish my barangay or all the Municipality itself would provide a trashbin for each house and a strict policy on segregation some barangays still does this, am not sure about mine, but this month i will start doing this segregation. don't worry i will plan on segregating again. Have a Nice day.
@araboi (41)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
I totally agree with you LetranKnight25. Filipino will never segregate because they are lazy in doing they would just throw everything in a single trash even if the trash can says Biodegradable only, they would still throw plastic bottles, cans etc. And the other problem i see in the philippines is the lack of public trash bins in the sidewalks, parks, etc. The government should fund these needs and instead of spending it on over price coffee at PAGCOR. In our house we try our best to separate the trash that are recyclable and we would sell it at the junk store.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello Araboi, Most people are really lazy and not in the mood to do segregation. It's a good thing we are at least segregating our own garbage little by little. Like here, we lack trash bins which people can throw their trash to. too bad though there are more people who are less disciplined.have a nice day.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
dear LK, This is the number problem here in our country esp in metro cities. Unlike in provinces where they have bigger lots and they can make/dig holes where they can put the trash and then cover with soil and dig new holes again. But here in metro cities...no matter how the government try to their best to make the city/place clean but these stubborn- no self discipline people/residents never knows how to support the project and the guts to complain when health issues arises (d*mned people) Have a good day always dear brother sis, jaiho®
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello Jaiho, I have seen a lot most specially in the location of the squatters. I don't know why but can they just dig a whole instead again and put all the trash there instead of dumping it with a wall that won't last long. Anyways, I like the part where people are listening and taking active in garbage disposal. Have a nice day.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
Hi Letran! You are right and yes, lack of discipline and strong implementation of law regarding the matter. It's sad to see those garbage floating in our rivers, seas... I also hate those who throws their trash just anywhere! Whenever I saw, I want to tell them to eat their trash if they can't dispose it the right way... Anyway, I'm glad to tell you that here in Cebu City, the local government already started to implement a strict policy regarding segregation of garbage, there's a separate day of collection for biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage, they also give a guide to people which includes the information of which garbage include to biodegradable and no-biodegradable, and also the charge for those who will not comply is quite high, and they also implement a no segregation, no collection policy. As of now, I think it's working well and many or almost all residents are already aware of it. I just hope that other municipalities and cities will follow and cooperate because its for our own good.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello Ckyera, well, saying bad remarks on them would just make it worse. i think people from Cebu are lucky that you guys are implementing it there. i think cebu has real potential though. unlike most people who lives in the NCR because it's not that strong when it comes to implementation to the people. i agree that it's for our own good, Have a nice day.
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
everytime i watch a foreign movies, especially if the movie characters walking along the streets.... i usually observe their street sides if there are any garbage's but i found out nothing.... but when i go to mall in the city, when i stare at the street sides, 100 percent sure, there's a lot of garbage's outside the trashcans....
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello Mantis, Same here i noticed most of their cities are definitely clean but of course there are areas that has trash but not that much compare to some of our cities. that's life it's majority of the people have lack of discipline, if they see others throwing, they do it too. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
I totally agree with this! It's painful to know that majority of the Filipinos ignore such thing. Me at home or in our barangay they will never collect your trash if it is not segregated. And i also thought my child to know what are non-bio to bio. We must teach children at home to educate like this. Coz it scary to know that we might have no future for our children to look forward someday. A discipline must start at home, neighbors to community.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello igatiful_badass, Yes it is but we just have to get used to it. believe me, how i wish the people would be more disciplined.you're lucky that you're barangay is really strict with garbage segregation. I agree that we have to teach the youngster generation how to segregate but also improvise if none is not available. so that our next generation would still see how beautiful the country is. have a nice day.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
1 Sep 11
hi LK, cleanliness starts at home. segregation from the home is already a problem. yes, i say it is discipline that is lacking. agency tasked to monitor this should also be disciplined. why they ask the people to do segregation while they collect all 3 garbage cans (recyclables, non-recyclables, tins/bottles), all at the same time and put everything in the truck. so what happens to the segregation? this problem needs political will and much much discipline. ann
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
Hello tigeraunt, I agree that cleaning starts with home and if we don't then diseases like dengue would really be hitting us. maybe I should buy these when i have gotten my pay out. seriously, I've been thinking of buying a new trashcan. well, people have stop doing the segregation probably because we have the street janitor. Have a nice day
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
21 Sep 11
I have to fully agree with you. I've been watching lots of news about trash slides and even news about informal settlers who almost live above their own garbage! OMG! How can they afford to live like that. They are poor but some of them even lost their dignity! The Filipinos lack discipline, it's true. Im not sure if this can still be resolved or if yes, not in the soonest possible time.
• Pamplona, Spain
6 Sep 11
Hiya LK, More or less the same problem here there are special Bins but most just throw everything in any Bin that they can find. Most of the time I recycle all I can. I don´t think that I can be the only one doing it at least I hope not. Wash all the Jars out that I use and they go in that Bin and the plastic and Metal have to go together thats what they have stated and in most parts of the Country they have People who separate this stuff when it gets to them. But first the People have to put it all in the proper place. Now there is a special shoes and Clothes Bin for those old things no one wants which is another great one but there are not enough of those yet. Also they are very vague about what you do with Mobile Phone Batteries and things like that you know and the empty cartridges from the Printer. Not everyone lives near to a Shop of that kind so you don´t know where to dispose of this kind of thing. We call a special service to take other things away and not just dump them in the Street. I even check the Bins in the House as these lot here in the House just throw everything together and I have to sort it out. Try to recycle plastic Bags all I can as well. When they get full of holes I then put them in the plastics bin outside.xxx Well I´m not a goody two Shoes but I do try to do what I can its still not enough if we all pulled together we would make more Jobs for People I think as well as there would be more material to work with that needs recycling. Just my view perhaps it does´nt work that way really I don´t know.xxx
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
I think responsible waste disposal should be taught first at home. Parents should be good models. Baranggay officials can also reward those who reuse and recycle things. We should promote responsible waste disposal. In our house and in my tito's house, we somehow minimize our thrash. There are some people who grow pigs in their yard here and two of them collect left over food. We put our left over food and fruits and vege peels there to minimize thrash and to minimize the bad smell if those food spoil in the thrash can if the garbage collectors don't come on time. Those stuff that can be sold int he junk shop are also segregated and sold.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Sep 11
we also have waste segregation being implemented in this city. but the problem most of the time is the collection process or the time they collect our garbage. they don't have permanent time of collection. another thing is the unavailability of garbage bins where people can put their garbage whenever the garbage truck is not around to collect.
@Harmonics (251)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
It has become part of the mind set of many Filipinos because laws are not implemented consistently and properly. So if they can get away with petty violations, why bother to obey it as far as garbage stuff is concern. In fact, I think even those waste segregation laws should also be thrown into the trash bin as it is not put into force. I remember Singapore when I read post like this because their laws are firm even on petty violations. That is why their citizens will think twice to violate the law even in small offenses because they know that there is a huge probability that they would get caught and slapped with a corresponding penalty. Such does not exist however in our country and so it further aggravates the lack of discipline among many filipinos to violate the law.