Up to 4 years in prison who incurs mishandling of waste
According to a press release about it, he said that in his proposal seeks to establish penalties of one to four years in prison and three hundred to three thousand days of fine, in order to prevent damage to public health and the environment.
New Partnership lawmaker noted that the negative effects that generate hazardous waste, especially the pharmaceutical chemical industry, have gained importance for its increase with trade openness of drugs and increased consumption thereof.
In this regard, the New Partnership legislator said that in Mexico, 3000 annually 100 million units of drugs, of which 9% are hazardous risk to health and the environment, and that 4 are produced by percent are outdated and are not destroyed properly.
"The disposal of obsolete opencast drugs represents a major risk to public health, becoming a source of infection," he said.
He also warned that garbage drug causes problems for the environment, since containers, boxes tablets, syringes or vials contain substances that still have chemical properties that in combination with various factors such as land, air, heat, among others, can be toxic and corrosive.
He expressed concern considering that many people break the law to sell antibiotics and outdated and ill-treated, but at a lower price than the legally established pharmacies, creating a major health problem among consumers.
He said the October 8, 2006 was enacted and November 30 of that year the rules, whose regulations required to have a management plan as a tool to minimize the generation of hazardous waste set was published and verify and establish the comprehensive management of these.
Finally, he explained that the General Law for the Prevention and Management of Waste obligation Federation reiterated, through SEMARNAT, to make the necessary legal acts together with local governments to take a detailed record of waste Hazardous that are subject to management plans and updating records and the imposition of sanctions for noncompliance.