Solid waste management body being sued for 'negligence'
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Conservation and environmental law groups seek to sue the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and representatives of its member-agencies for “gross and persistent negligence” in the implementation of the law, particularly in preparing a list of nonenvironmentally acceptable products. In a notice sent to the commission, Oceana Philippines, a marine conservation group, said it would seek legal action against the NSWMC, citing its failure to exercise its mandate under the two-decade old Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, or Republic Act No. 9003. “Since RA 9003 became effective in 2001, the commission has taken 20 years—an entire generation—before it could even identify a grand total of two inconsequential products in a resolution replete with deficiencies,” read the June 15 notice.
Enano, J. O. (2021, June 28). Solid waste management body being sued for 'negligence'. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A4.
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Environmental legislation; Environmental protection; Plastics; Water pollution; Marine debris; Environment management; National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC); Oceana Philippines; University of the Philippines Law Center; Ocean Conservancy; Global Alliance for Incinerators Alternatives (GAIA); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Department of Health (DOH); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); Environmental Legal Assistance Center; Philippine Earth Justice Center; Antiporda, Benny; Ramos, Gloria Estenzo; Cimatu, Roy; Legarda, Loren; Philippines
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