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RESEARCH DESCRIPTION Plastics have a big role in advancement of our world because of its cheapness, durability, electrical and thermal insulate and resistance to shock, corrosion, chemicals and water. With this, mass production of plastics have been made. Kamaruddin et al. (2017) cited Rochman, Browne, that in the year 2012 alone, it was estimated that about 280 million tons of plastics has been produced worldwide. About 150 million tons of plastics were landfilled and recycled. Meanwhile, the rest of the number ends up as litters in the oceans or landfilled. Disposal and proper management of plastic is currently a big concern not only in the country but worldwide. Therefore, the researchers came up with a study to help the country in recycling plastic waste. Flooding is one of the most severe problems in the Philippines today. Floods are categorized to its natural and artificial causes. The natural causes of flooding includes overflowing of body of water like rivers and lakes. While artificial causes of flooding includes blockage of waterways by
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Unformatted text preview: informal settlers. According to Castro, J.S., et al (2015) that a storage tank to be built near Manila City Hall will significantly reduce the flooding in the area but during extreme storm the design of the tank cannot totally remove the flooding in the area during such event. As our world keeps on advancing, there are two different strategies to protect existing buildings in flood prone areas: wet proofing and dry proofing. This study is focused only on dry proofing strategies which includes shielding, consisting in the use of flood barriers, which can be installed at the entrance of the buildings or at a definite distance from them, including the placing along the banks or crossing the street (Rappazzo, D., and Aronica, G.T., 2016). Most of the flood barriers are made from steel which makes it quite expensive especially for the poor. Therefore, the researchers came up with a study to create a flood barrier using low-cost materials....
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