HomeLagumlalang: A Refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesisvol. 1 no. 2 (2012)

Low Carbon Diet Solid Waste Stratagem

Regina Magtaan | Glenn S. Banaguas

Discipline: Environmental Studies



This study focuses on the solid waste management program of the De La Salle Araneta University in accordance to the Republic Act 9003 and the Section 17 of the Local Government Code of 1991. The said solid waste management of the university was made as a tool for the measurement of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that were being produced within the campus. For the past five years, this study observed the solid waste management of the university with an average population of 5000 per year. Using the First Order Decay (FOD) Model, which was based from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change framework, it was founded that for the year 2006-2010, DLSAU’s generated amount solid waste, together with CO2 emissions, increases each year in an exponential rate. Thus, making a hypothetical data for years 2011-2016, it was believed that the quantity of CO2 emissions would still have an increasing rate if mitigation would not be in practice.