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HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 45 no. 1 (2021)

Implementation of Solid Water and Waste Water Management of Beach Resorts in Anda, Bohol, Philippines

Jesszon B. Cano | Arlinda N Ramasola | May Amor D. Gucor | LILANIE M. OLASO | DARWIN A. LIM | Kingie G. Micabalo

Discipline: Environmental Science

 

Abstract:

Resorts operation in developing economies has provided a visible contribution towards improving the economy through tourists’ spending and countless social transformation. However, in any economic growth, environmental integrity has always been compromised by its future viability. This study aims to determine the extent of the implementation of solid waste and wastewater management and the contribution of the beach resort. The findings of this study served as a basis for devising an environment-friendly model for beach resorts. This investigation utilized the descriptive-correlational method of research with the use of researcher-designed survey tools. This study was conducted in Anda, Bohol. Using the purposive sampling technique, twenty respondents provided information on their demographic profile and the extent of solid waste and wastewater management implementation in the beach resorts. Frequency count and percentage, weighted mean, chi-square test of independence were computed. More respondents belonged to the 40 & above age range, and the majority were females, single, college graduates, and worked as general managers of the beach resorts. The solid waste management of waste minimization and waste reuse was moderately implemented, while wastewater management was highly implemented. Lastly, there is a significant relationship between the respondents’ civil status and their perceptions on the extent of implementation of solid waste management as to waste reuse. The beach resorts in the rural location were fully compliant with the proper solid waste management since there are standard operating procedures that they need to perform to ensure customer satisfaction. They failed to ensure the reduction of waste thrown in the landfills. Several beach resorts’ operations had provided the residents with jobs and different income sources paired with significant social benefits.