The City and garbage collection. Plan to solve.

by yudaica2013 ·

A recurring theme among the residents of Buenos Aires, is the issue of urban garbage, better known as a “cardboard”. In this regard, I would expose those factors that influence this problem, to try to reach a substantive solution. The sale of recyclable materials, labor output is found a segment of the population, following the crisis was forced to seek a means of survival. This activity not only involves the livelihood (although doing work precariously and with high risks to health) of those who perform, but also a benefit to the environment in a context in which the management of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is facing a crisis caused by mismanagement and poor planning. Depending on the laws passed by the Legislature of the City can make 2 observations: 1) The work of urban garbage (UK) is provided in law and informal waste collection. 2) The UK is the only agent performing an activity that helps law enforcement 1854 (known as Zero Waste Act). The market for recyclable waste, with the participation of several actors, all add value to the materials until they are reintegrated into the productive chain as inputs for new products.Of those players were, making their task more precarious, more risky and you get the lowest economic returns is the “cardboard”. We discard from and the policies proposed to address this problem in the suppression of urban garbage. Must be achieved to reach the status of workers joined the system, so they can meet their obligations and enjoy their rights, instead of betting on their exclusion from a market that generates tremendous profits for a few companies and intermediaries. A rational solution that addresses environmental issues and social inclusion of urban garbage, allowing formal inclusion in a system of waste treatment and recycling, should start considering that you must change the approach which addresses the municipal solid waste management. This implies an effective control of the concessionaire companies waste collection service.The breach of the obligations of the different types of waste generators, resulting in a urban health problem. It should be campaigns to involve everyone in this State policy, in order that residents are informed and can assist with compliance regulations. The problem as it stands today as it has been developing since about 2002, is a metropolitan issue, so the solution requires the active participation in joint planning. Public policy adopted so far, from the Municipal Government of Buenos Aires, both to the urban garbage as to the problems of urban sanitation and garbage in general has been deeply in deficit and limited to emergency measures, purely circumstantial.We therefore propose a general approach and long term, to begin to respond in such a complex issue like this.

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