translated from Spanish: Official bulletin: decree enabling the importation of rubbish was repealed

On the day of the date, the decree allowing the importation of waste, signed during the management of Mauricio Macri, was repealed. The Official Gazette warned that during the three months «40 thousand tons» of waste was entered. Through Decree 148/2020, published on Friday in the Official Gazette, the Executive Branch deregistered a decree and a joint resolution authorizing the entry of waste for use in the industry.» Repeal Decree No. 591 of August 26, 2019 and Joint Resolution No. 3 of November 12, 2019 of the then Secretariat of Government for Environment and Sustainable Development of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Nation and the then Ministry of Production and Labour». 

The previous provision carried the signature of former President Macri

The standard also established that the ministries of Environment and Sustainable Development and Productive Development should formulate within the next six months «a policy proposal to regulate the issue, which promotes comprehensive waste management within the framework of a circular economy.» Repeal is very important. We have a rather undignified situation with open-pit rubbish and poor treatment of garbage in general and that decree was a waste», The Minister of the Environment, Juan Cabandié,In statements to El Destape Radio, the former national deputy noted that «there was no reason to import waste» and noted that in the three months that the rule was in force «40 thousand tons of waste» such as corrugated cardboard, paper, rubber.» It was undignified and was the gateway to importing hazardous waste,» he said.

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