The Effectiveness of Mango (Mangifera indica) Peels As
Alternative Source of Charcoal
A Research Paper Presented to the
Faculty of Antipolo National High School in partial fulfillment of the course requirement in Research II
COLEEN INGRID S. MIRAVALLES
DONITA S. ESTRELLA
KREANNE IRISH J. MILLANO
ANGELA LEONOR M. MUTUC
CLUSTER 1: APPLIED SCIENCE TEAM
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In the early times, charcoals are also used as a make-up. Now, charcoals are used to cook food by people.
In the Philippines, charcoals are one of the necessities, especially those who suffer poverty because of unemployment, and low standards of living in the country. They tend to use charcoals because they can’t afford to use LPG.
Background of the Study
Crisis on the economy runs throughout the Philippines that cause people to control the used of their money. Charcoals are one of the basic necessities of people especially to those who cannot afford to buy one.
Charcoals are not just used to cook food, charcoals can also be used as an excellent domestic fuel, as mentioned by Bhattari, et al (2009). Charcoals can be made from any organic material, like food, straw, coconut shells, rice husks and bond.
Likewise, many people make charcoal, in their own ways, by the means of making their own charcoal such as paper charcoal, and other charcoals made of recycled materials. People do everything to make charcoals because the price of charcoals is getting more expensive that is why more and more people cannot afford it.
It is for this reason that this study is conducted to help the people who cannot afford to buy this charcoal at stores and also to utilize mango peels as alternative source of charcoals.
It is stated in Republic Act 8581, Section 2 or the “Price Act” that:
“Section 2: It is the policy of the state to ensure the availability of basic necessities and prime commodities at reasonable prices at all times without denying legitimate business a fair return on investment. It is also a declared policy of the State to provide effective and sufficient protection to consumers against boarding, profiteering and cartels with respect to the supply distribution, marketing and pricing of said goods, especially during periods of calamity, emergency, widespread illegal price manipulation and other similar situations.”
In addition, in the section 3 (1) – definition of terms of the said Republic Act, it is mentioned that aside from food (i.e. fish, meat, rice, vegetables) and drugs, charcoals are also classified as essential by the Department of Health.
The above mentioned provisions stated that the government shall take the responsibility to control the prices of the basic necessities of Filipinos so they could afford it for their daily uses.
The researcher conducted this study to know and to find alternative source of charcoal because the price is increasing. This serves as encouragement to future researches to conduct another study that would improve this research and utilize on another plant material that can be another source of charcoal.
Scope and Limitation of the study
The researchers’ study entitled “The Effectiveness of Mango (Mangifera indica) Peels As Alternative Source of Charcoal” focused on the determination of the effectiveness of the study which is mango peel charcoal. Its primary objective is to make...