July 09, 2018

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As part of the progressive Pasig Green City initiative embodied in its 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan, the City Government conducted observation visit in waste to energy plants in Taiwan and Japan. On July 9, 2018, the team visited New Taipei City, Taiwan which has a waste generation per capita almost similar to that of Pasig City. It is being served by Bali Refuse Incineration Plant; an ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certified for quality environment safety and certified ISO 14062-4 for self-reduction. The plant treats 400,000 tons of waste annually which produces 250 million kWh of electricity for the use of 160,000 people, an existing testament of a successful Public Private Partnership (PPP). The team also visited Shinagawa Incineration Plant on July 12, 2018 located at Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo which is one of the nineteen (19) waste-to-energy plant that caters to the twenty three (23) cities of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. It has the capacity to treat 216,000 tons of solid waste per year and can generate 130 Million kWh of electricity supplied to the region. Its plant is equipped with state-of-the art anti-pollution devices that remove dioxins, sulfur oxides, hydrogen chlorides and other particulates in exhaust gas. As we now face the challenges of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and rapid increase in waste generation as a result of Citywide urban development and population growth, Pasig City is considering the establishment of its own waste to energy plant compliant with the National Solid Waste Management Commission Resolution No. 669 Series of 2016, “Adopting the guidelines governing the establishment and operation of waste to energy technologies for municipal solid wastes”