Semarnat aims to cut waste by 213,000t/y

- Monday, September 12, 2011

Semarnat aims to cut waste by 213,000t/y

Mexico's environment ministry, Semarnat, aims to reduce waste in the country by up to 213,000t/y through the introduction of its 2012 national waste prevention and management program, the ministry said in a release.

The program will increase waste separation capacity by 1,200t/d and the capacity to store hazardous waste from 400,000t/y to 1.5Mt/y.

Semarnat also plans to recover 3,000-4,000t/d of garbage for recycling and install 32 composting plants across the country.

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Other key aspects of the program include an 11% increase in the recycling of glass, cardboard, metal and plastics and the collection and recycling of 300,000t/y of construction waste, e-waste and vehicles.

Semarnat's proposals were presented during a waste management forum hosted by the national ecology institute.