The plans include the improvement of integrated management of solid waste, another to create awareness and techniques for separation of solid waste and a final one to recycle solid waste.
The National Plan for the Improvement of Solid Waste management aims at establishing places for treatment and disposal of solid waste.
Secondly, the Plan for creating awareness and techniques is aimed at strengthening technical capabilities of municipal environmental units in order to develop an operational plan with a vision towards the integrated management of solid waste.
Finally, the National Recovery Plan for Solid Waste Recycling is the implementation of sustainable management incorporating the use of potentially recoverable waste recycling and reuse at a national level.
A year into its tenure, the government of Costa Rica has announced the formation of a joint committee to study a national plan for recycling and recovery of waste.
In another grim example of the difficulties faced by rulers in Costa Rica to make executive decisions on public works, existing plans - which are currently on hold, and will probably disappear - for investment in the waste management and recycling sector, including generating power from them, due to the fact that the current government has decided to start from scratch with the formation of a committee to "develop strategies" on the topic. As if there were not already enough information on his issue, and as if the respective participants and those responsible had not expressed themselves sufficiently in this respect. It is the same case with the commission on energy introduced by this government.
This plant is the first of 42 that are planned to be constructed as part of the National Integrated Solid Waste Management Program.
The signing of an agreement between four councils in south eastern El Salvador, the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and the Social Investment Fund for Regional Development (FISDL) is the beginning of the process to allocate funds for the studies and designs necessary to develop the composting and recycling facility.
The recycling industry grows in the region as a way to save costs, create jobs and protect the environment.
"Nicaragua has exported until October of this year about 40 million Dollars in recyclable material, primarily iron, while in 2009 it exported 24 million Dollars," stated as evidence of the sector´s growth Carlos Marin, president of the Recycling Association of that country.
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