Mexico City to debut trash-separation law


As its Jan. 1 implementation date draws near, a new law designed to ease Mexico City’s garbage glut is winning praise for good intentions but at the same time spurring doubt about its ultimate efficacy. The Law for Management of Solid Wastes in the Federal District establishes huge increases in fines for violations of trash-disposal laws, charges businesses for garbage collection and, most importantly, requires Mexico City residents and businesses to separate all solid waste. There’s little argument Mexico’s capital needs to reform its solid-waste policies. Mexico City usually ranks among the world’s top five trash-producing cities and has massive outlying landfills where some 5,000 families actually live on top of the refuse. According to Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics and Geographic... [Log in to read more]

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