Government will get letter backing moratorium on incineration

Environmental activists are supporting a government moratorium on incinerators.

The movement “Hacia Basura Cero” said that it will send to the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Mares a letter signed by more than 100 representatives of international organizations, national groups and citizens in defense of the moratorium.

That moratorium was in a decree that was issued June 27. The decree says the moratorium stays in effect until there exists scientific and technical certainty that incineration causes no injury to health or the environment.

The organization, which stands for toward zero garbage, would prefer an extensive system of selection and recycling, which it calls an integral management of waste.

Some municipalities have been studying the use of incinerators to end their garbage problem. There are international firms that say they also can produce energy with the burning of the trash.

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