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DLSU-D has a comprehensive solid waste management plan that is included in University Environment Policy that was drafted in 2011. This covers directives to ban the use of single use plastics on campus, the prohibition of the use of plastic straws among concessionaires, sanctions against the use of styropor, as well as the clean as you go campaign where members of the Lasallian community are asked to practice segregation of waste.
Solid Waste Management Program
In response to the passage of RA 9003 the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, DLSU-D created the Environmental Reource Management Center which took charge of the inititation, supervision, and evaluation of all the University's programs and policies and its compliance to national and local government standards related to environmental management, safety, pollution control, and disaster risk reduction.
DLSU-D Ecology Center
The DLSU-D Ecology Center comprises the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where the final sorting of the campus' accummulated waste takes place. Residual wastes are hauled by a private hauler twice a week while recyclable materials are sold so that its income can be used to support environment-related projects.
The Ecology Center also hosts the composting and vermicomposting site where food wastes and leftover food from the canteen and concessionares are processed into soil conditioners and enhancers.
Solid Waste Monthly Report
The community is required to submit a solid waste monthly report to the Campus Sustainability Office to check for compliance with waste management policies.
Clean As You Go
The Clean As You Go Policy (CLAYGO) is part of the Univeristy's policy to maintain cleanliness and discipline through the application of proper waste segregation.
The VERTtical Drip Ecological (VERDE) gardening is among the advocacies of the One Million Trees ansd Beyond Movement to promote green spaces for gardening in an urban setting. This is being adopted in campus through the use of recycled materials, composting of food wastes and other biodgradeable materials, water conservation and promtion of urban gardening for food security.