Govt advancing on waste management bill

Friday, August 12, 2011

Paraguayan government officials have met for the second time to study and draw up the first draft of a bill to improve waste management nationwide, the presidential website reported.

The law aims to establish and apply an institutional framework for the management of solid waste. Other objectives include prioritizing waste reduction and its effects on the environment.

In addition, the law looks to implement planning and regulatory instruments to ensure the safety and efficiency of waste management.

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Members of the national council's environmental and solid waste management committee, the natural resources defense committee (Conaderna), the public health ministry and others participated in the meeting.

Upon completion, the draft will analyzed by the national environmental council (Conam). Once the bill is signed and approved, it will be submitted to President Fernando Lugo for final approval.

The environment ministry (Seam) will be in charge of implementing the law.