Mexico City encouraging people to separate trash

June 22, 2017
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In order to contribute to the care of the environment and as part of the “Zero Waste” program, beginning July 8 in Mexico City, residents are asked to separate solid waste into: organic, inorganic, recyclable, non-recyclable inorganic, and bulky and special handling.

The Government of Mexico City, through the Ministry of the Environment (SEDEMA), reports that in this first stage there will be no sanctions for those who do not carry out the process. However, people are encouraged to contribute to responsible waste management.

It is important to note that the separation of solid waste is an action of cultural habits, environmental awareness and co-responsibility between government and citizens.

In addition, this ecological action contributes to create new products with recycled material and generate energy with inorganic waste, which can be used in the operation of the Metro Collective Transportation System (STC), once the thermovalorization plant starts operating.

This strategy also aims to reduce the waste that reaches landfills.

In order to help the population to adopt this process, SEDEMA makes available the “Zero Waste” APP, for download on iOS and Android platform, which explains in a playful, educational and detailed manner, the correct separation procedure of the trash.

The four fractions in which you should separate solid waste starting July 8 in Mexico City are:

– Organic: vegetable scraps, fruit peels, seeds, bones, dairy, leftover food, tea, filters, garden waste.

– Recyclable inorganic: paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, glass, packaging.

– Inorganic non-recyclable: that is, what can not be reused and is garbage, such as cigarette butts, metal wrappers, diapers, sanitary napkins, diapers.

– Bulky and special handling waste: such as televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, computers, cell phones, broken furniture. These will be accepted by garbage collectors only on Sundays.

For more information you can consult the page www.sedema.cdmx.gob.mx or call the phones 5256 5433, 5278 9931.





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