After demonstrating at The National Palace against the possible privatization of garbage collection in the country, a group of approximately 500 recyclers march through Paseo de la Reforma to reach the Senate of the Republic.
The dissatisfied oppose the reforms promoted by the Green Environmental is of Mexico (PVEM) in favour of the participation of private companies in the collection and recycling of garbage in the country.
The recyclers, members of the organizations: United for the Right to Work Recyclers and National Confederation of Metals And Recyclers, arrived on five buses around 6:30 a.m. to the National Palace, with the intention of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to receive an entourage and listen to their requests.
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This did not happen, so the protesters made their way to the Senate of the Republic.
From the Zocalo iron, the group of recyclers walked to Eje Central and then joined Paseo de la Reforma. At the moment the contingent blocks this artery at its junction with Insurgentes Avenue, causing road chaos and intermittent cuts on Metrobus Line 1.
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In media interview, the president of the National Confederation of Metals and Recyclers, Francisco Uriostegui, criticized the reforms that the PVEM promotes because it says that «they only intend to create a monopoly on the collection and recycling of garbage in the this will affect approximately five million families living on this activity.
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He also asked the federal government and President López Obrador to support families who survive from garbage recycling and curb reforms to the Solid Waste Act.
It noted that the PVEM initiative discussed in the Union Congress, as well as similar ones in the State and Mexico City Congresses, intended large companies to handle urban solid waste, thereby establishing a new tax on citizens to be attached to the ballot of the property.
With information from Notimex.
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