Legislators approve solid waste management law

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mexican legislators have greenlighted a solid waste management law which establishes strategies to reduce, reuse and recycle solid waste in the country, local daily Artículo 7 reported.

The ruling will provide citizens with the means to promote the culture, education and training for domestic waste separation.

The legislation will also address the problem of hazardous waste, damage to natural resources caused by solid waste, and aim to reduce unauthorized open air dumps.

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The objective of the new law is to control the amount of waste produced in the country, which up until now has not been regulated accordingly and has resulted in air and water contamination, according to legislator José Collado Soberanis of the ruling center-right PAN party.