Salman Zafar:

Highly impressive account of Payatas Dumpsite, Thanks Trash Talk

Originally posted on The Trash Talk:

by: Abby Trasporte

When we hear about Payatas, we always remember the tragedy that happened in the year 2000 when several scavengers were literally buried under the waste due to the huge landslide occurred. The causes of the landslide are the tropical typhoons that hit the Philippines. Since Payatas or what they call “Promise Land” is a sodden and unstable mass had immediately collapsed. The tragedy killed at least 200 of Filipinos.

Payatas Dumpsite is located at Quezon city which serves as the main terminal for the solid waste collected in the city. It is a cheap and easy method of garbage disposal.  It was not properly managed that’s why those kind of disasters happen.

Philippines worked on a project to eliminate residual wastes created by the households. It will reduce the amount of waste that will be deposited to the dumpsite. Of course, these project wouldn’t be possible with…

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About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is a renowned expert in waste management, renewable energy and sustainable development. He is the Founder of EcoMENA, a Doha-based organization meant to promote sustainable development and create environmental awareness in MENA countries. Salman possesses Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh, India) and has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects, mainly in the areas of biogas technology, biomass energy, waste-to-energy and solid waste management. Salman is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on clean energy technologies and waste management systems through his websites, blogs and articles. He has participated in various international conferences as session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is a prolific writer and has authored numerous articles in reputed journals, magazines and newsletters on renewable energy and environmental issues. He is based in India and can be reached at or

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