Propose reforms to improve hazardous waste disposal
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The legislator Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) warned that the country generation of municipal solid waste has increased dramatically and continue that trend by 2022 there will be 52.1 million tons of garbage.
He said that 32.1 million tonnes recorded in 2002 and in 10 years increased to 42.1 million, ie 31 percent.
The states with the older generation were the Federal District and the states of Mexico, Jalisco, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.
He explained that municipal solid surpluses come mainly houses room and any other activity within institutions or public.
Additionally, in the country they were generated from 2004-2013 at least two thousand 035 million tonnes of hazardous waste, with an increase between 2011 and 2012 to 39 000 tonnes.
He noted that the Constitution establishes that municipalities are responsible for the service of clean, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste; however, "both the municipal solid waste as hazardous, it is all."
He therefore stressed the need to reform the General Law for Prevention and Integrated Waste Management and the National Water Act.
This penalty would be established 500 thousand to 20 thousand days of minimum wage who throw or deposit waste in rivers, streams, glasses, lakes, lagoons, estuaries, marine and other deposits or streams, or infiltrate materials and substances contaminate groundwater.
He warned that the negative effects of deposit garbage in unsuitable areas for this are contamination of soil, water and air, damage to flora and fauna, proliferation of pests, and effects on the health of the inhabitants of the fencing areas such dumps, among others.