Monday, 9 January 2012

The Guardian: Capital City closes waste dump: "conflict between the national [and local] government"

Link to The Guardian

"The crisis became acute as 'more urban areas became densely populated, so that waste was further concentrated,' said Ramón Ojeda. 'Consumerism has increased sharply, in tandem with the absence of a culture of non-generation, classification and recycling of waste.'

" 'We are facing environmental and regulatory chaos. Powers vested in the authorities should be turned over to ordinary citizens, without any privatisation of waste management services, so that we can have an organisation with broad representation, including experts, universities, citizens and private companies,' said Ojeda, whose term as head of ICEAC is due to end in 2013."

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