Automotive industry leading generation of hazardous waste in the state
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According to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) in the entity they have identified thousand 502 companies generating waste considered hazardous because of the risks posed due to its corrosivity, reactivity, explosiveness, toxicity, flammability or contain infectious agents. The automotive industry is among the most polluting, along with agriculture, mining, metallurgy, food production, textiles and smelters, explained Luis Felipe Ruvalcaba Arellano.
The office manager of Semarnat estimated that each of the assemblers generates a ton of hazardous waste per year. Companies are classified according to the volume of material generated annually, which can be worn, tars, biological-infectious oils, slag, cinders, sludge, solvents, corrosive substances and solid, "the great generator is one that produces an amount equal or more than ten tonnes in total gross weight of hazardous waste per year; small generator is producing greater and 400 kg less than ten tons per year amount; microgenerator, is one that produces an amount of up to four kilograms of hazardous waste per year. "
Companies acquire differentiated responsibilities according to the amount of waste generated annually. The higher the amount, corresponding administrative obligations and specific management techniques, contained in the General Law on Prevention and Integrated Waste Management.
However, not all generators are in the pattern of Semarnat. The federal official acknowledged that small businesses tend to escape surveillance until they are reported. Also citizens in their daily activities can generate hazardous waste "as changing the oil of their cars and do not make a right disposition."
Ruvalcaba Arellano explained that the delegation is participating as an intermediary for companies engaged in the collection and storage of hazardous waste temporarily "is complete management of these wastes because it is integrated from the temporary store within the company to its final destination. There is an intermediate process is the collection source, the destination is according to the characteristics of the waste that may end up as an alternative fuel for reuse or recycling. "
A waste is a material or waste product that can be found in solid, semi-solid, liquid or gaseous state, contained in containers or tanks that requires subject to a treatment or disposal. There hazardous waste, municipal solid waste and waste requiring special handling.