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Waste Venture Component
Waste Venture studies and develops business potentials associated with commodities and services that can be traded among various stakeholders within the barangay, the city and the larger community. Generally, it aims to alleviate poverty through enterprising activity in urban sanitation and waste management.

Objectives:

  • Explore and develop business opportunities in the waste sector with local entrepreneurs;
  • Mobilize local resources to invest into sustainable sanitation and waste management; and
  • Support small local business initiatives to direct their skills towards waste recovery.

FSSI or the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc.  is the agency responsible for the Waste Venture component. It envisions sustainable development of poor communities in the Philippines. Its mission is to be the leading eco-enterprise resource institution for the empowerment of poor communities in the Philippines.

Knowledge Sharing Component
Knowledge Sharing seeks to collect, process, package, translate and disseminate the information in ecological sanitation, in particular and other aspects of sanitation, in general, in a manner that is easily retrievable by the partners, target groups and other interested audiences who would like to access and apply it in a different social, cultural and economic context. Together with the Institute for the Development of Educational and Ecological Alternatives (IDEAS), it has established linkage with De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Cavite (DLSU-D) and Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU)-North La Union Campus for the research component.

Objectives:

  • Provide knowledge-based support to demonstration and seed project initiatives in the urban environmental management of excreta and organic wastes and to build capacities for project implementation; and
  • Document, analyze and disseminate successful waste management initiatives, projects and implementations in the City and to use these as basis for: (a) the forming of an enabling environment; and (b) further development for conceptual framework for strategic planning.
 SWAPP or the Solid Waste Management Association of the Philippines is the non-profit organization composed of solid waste management practitioners coming from LGUs, national government agencies, private sector, NGOs and the academe, together with the Institute for the Development of Educational and Ecological Alternatives (IDEAS), are the organizations responsible for the Knowledge Sharing component.
 
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