MARN presents national solid waste management program

Friday, March 4, 2011

El Salvador's environment and natural resources ministry (MARN) presented a new national solid waste management program at a workshop involving members of the public.

The plan includes improvements to domestic waste separation and recycling mechanisms. In addition, it looks to implement new solid waste treatment and final disposal sites, according to a ministry release.

The workshop used a "zero waste" program implemented in Brazil's Paraná state as a model of a domestic solid waste management scheme. The Paraná program successfully involved citizens, distributors and manufacturers.

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MARN is pushing for solid waste management improvements within diverse sectors such as municipal environment committees, universities, private companies, government institutions, and more.