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Written by Fórum Municipal Lixo e Cidadania de BH


Country Brazil

February 15, 2014
foto: coalizacao anti-incineracao.

Foto: Foalizacao Anti-incineracao.

On February 12, activists and citizens were present at the City Hall of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to alert representatives of the risks of approving two pieces of legislation that would permit incineration technology in the city. Both projects are authored by the president of the house, representative Léo Burguês, and compliment each other. The project 043/13 allows Plasma technology for the processing of waste, and the the project 052/13 permits the municipality to license entities or public or private companies to produce energy through the thermic treatment of waste. Also in the legislative assembly of Minas Gerais is a piece of legislation that would prohibit incineration technology across the state. The Waste and Citizenship Forum of Belo Horizonte and 19 other organizations have signed the petition, including the National Movement of Waste Pickers (MNCR). Sign the petition.