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About 50 percent of the waste is organic, inorganic 30 percent and the remainder is hazardous waste, which is deposited in the landfill without first going through a separation process, Hector Rosales said Anaya, professor of Ecology Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ).
In addition to the open dumpsite that serves El Mineral and fulfilled life, the lack of culture of the population by the separation of waste and recycling, they have contributed to that is in that condition.
On average, a person, a day, 950 grams of waste generated, ie, in Fresnillo 202 000 350 tons accumulate every 24 hours, same as, lack of information and culture, it is not recycled.
Rosales Anaya said that if there was a culture of recycling, landfill could store a lot of waste, whether it would be several years of life.
Even Fresnillo this space is considered as a source of pollution, because it all types of waste are mixed.
Therefore, gases and odors that contaminate the environment, same that could affect the health of fresnillenses occur.
The teaching of the UAZ blamed municipal authorities that inhabitants do not have the initiative to separate and recycle the waste generated daily and unwittingly contributing to pollution of the environment.
This, due to the need for local officials to implement an awareness program so that people begin to recycle waste and so only hazardous waste deposited in the landfill, because they are the only ones that must be deposited in this place.
In the case of inorganic waste, ie, aluminum, plastic and cardboard it must be recycled and offered to in establishments engaged in this area, while the organic could be used to produce compost.