WIT Press

Domestic Waste Management At Cacharí City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010171

Volume

46

Pages

7

Published

2001

Size

741 kb

Author(s)

A.S.A. Carella

Abstract

Domestic waste management at Cachari City A. S. A. Carella Delegation de Cachari. Argentina Abstract Cachari is a small town of 3000 inhabitants where, up until 1998, 400 cubic metres of domestic wastes were dumped in a place close to the town. It led to the pollution of the town's underground water, its soil and atmosphere and, when burned, the whole town was covered with smoke. In order to ameliorate such effects, work to rectify the problems started between teachers and pupils of all the town schools. A NGO (URECA) was created and held responsible for giving out information about the importance of classifying household trash as organic and inorganic. The town authorities built a special place where two workers are in charge of classifying the trash that can be sold (paper, glass, plastic and so on). Other town workers produce the composting which is used to enrich the soil. The joint work between the URECA and the town government has already given excellent results. 1 Introduc

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