Republic Act 9003 or The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, provides for a comprehensive system for the setting up of solid waste management mechanisms from the national up to the barangay level. The clear provisions of RA 9003 consist in establishing mechanisms for collection and recycling. Polystyrene is a thermoplastic or a polymer that turns to liquid when heated and solidifies when cooled sufficiently. Polystyrene is 100% recyclable and the DOST has partnered with PPCP to develop melting ovens that facilitate the recycling process. This invention has garnered several awards for the DOST in various competitions and has reached its third generation of development.
How can the public help in addressing the issues on the environment
The Council calls out to further promote the advocacy campaign on recovery and recycling and be able to influence the lives of their own community. Complementing the information campaign of the council, the secretariat believed that a regular industry update and orientations to employees of member companies will help intensify the objectives of the council.