Written by MNCR. mncr.org.br. 09/05/2014
Across Brazil, open dumps cause death and disease for waste pickers. To extend for another eight years the deadline to close open dumps will mean the continuation of this degrading situation, another eight years in which waste pickers will not have adequate workplaces and equipment. For these reasons, we demand that the federal government submit to the deadlines in the National Solid Waste Management Policy (PNRS) and face these problems that municipalities have not dealt with so that we can collectively advance towards the proper treatment of solid waste and guarantee social and economic inclusion, and the defense of the environment. Access the complete press release (in Portuguese).