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Lack of a Recycling Culture in Mexico Poses a Risk to Groundwater and Habitat

The Yucatan Times
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March 25, 2016

Every Mexican discards between seven and nine kilograms of electronic waste every year, putting it among the top three countries in the Americas in terms of the volume discarded.

Only the United States and Canada are ahead of Mexico for the quantity of garbage that includes microcircuits used in computer motherboards, cathode ray tubes from older monitors and batteries.

Making matters worse is that Mexico has no recycling culture, says Heberto Ferreira Medina of the Ecosystems and Sustainability Research Institute of the National Autonomous University.

Pointing out that the total of electronic waste produced last year could amount to 900,000 tons, Ferreira Medina warned that such waste is highly polluting, posing a risk to groundwater sources and habitat.

The volume has been growing steadily since 2010 when, according to the National Institute of Ecology, the average Mexican threw out between three and five kilograms. That figure has been estimated to have reached nine kilos last year.

Read the rest at The Yucatan Times

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