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.
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.