The locals use about 40 million batteries per year, which are transformed into waste pollutants
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The body, which was presented Wednesday by the defender Alejandro Love, will be in charge of environmental Antonio Elio Brailovky, who produced a first work devoted to the problem of environmental pollution produced by used batteries.
"According to a preliminary estimate, the batteries for home use entering the country exceed 45,000 tons per year and an estimated battery consumption in the City seríade about 40 million units per year," the report said.
Faced with this situation the new body said "it is necessary that the City Government to launch an efficient and sustainable public policy on this important mass of hazardous waste".
"Modern cities He indicated the report of about 50 pages-produce huge amounts of waste of all kinds have become one of the major environmental problems of the contemporary world".
The document cites concepts included in the Papal encyclical Award If, referring to the world hundreds of millions of tons of waste per year, many of them non-biodegradable, such as clinical, electronic, industrial and radioactive occur.
"The actual experience shows that in our city, most of the batteries used are disposed in household waste, which means that end up in landfills should not accept hazardous wastes"
In his work Brailovky, it adviertió that the batteries are part of the problem, as their composition includes hazardous materials "that spread in ecosystems when improperly discards".
"The actual experience shows that in our city, most of the used batteries are disposed in household waste, which means that end up in landfills should not accept hazardous waste," the work.
He warns that the discarded batteries, mixed with garbage, "they do go to landfills because of their small size," adding that this circuit makes it possible toxic cell components "leak and contaminate surface and groundwater."
The Environmental Observatory will act as a forum for information production and analysis, "to develop adequate and timely information on urban environmental issues, identifying priorities and emerging issues through research and consultative processes".
Based on this first report of the Observatory, the Ombudsman anticipates that it will recommend to the Agency porteña Environmental Protection (APRA) than batteries and used "batteries are classified as hazardous waste, which is defined as generators companies that introduced in the market. "
The report suggests that the treatment and reception of used batteries "is mandatory for companies that sell them, establishing a normed system storage and transport thereof, which shall take into account the character of hazardous waste".
"Typically, blame the consumer of excess trash our cities and propose as the only solution a civic behavior based on what is often called" 3 R ", which refer to the need to reduce, reuse and recycle" , said the job.
"All this is good, but leaves out the responsibility of large companies that manufacture the same products that end up quickly in the trash," she says and adds that "it is suggestive that almost everything we know about these products is through them companies we sell them. "
"The real responsible waste is the manufacturer. Most of the discussions on waste start from the moment the product is discarded and this is attributed all responsibility to the person pulling a product away, whom we consider as the generator of the waste, "he said.