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Everyday garbage and the municipalization of environmental management

Everyday garbage and the municipalization of environmental management

By Dr. José Carlos Corbatta

The main urban environmental problems are caused by the lack of infrastructure, sanitation anomalies, difficulties with the construction or application of legal frameworks, lack of control criteria and irresponsibility in the search for quality of life.

Undoubtedly, the crisis that the planet is going through commits us to develop sustainable policies, where ingenuity always abuses the ability to orchestrate the strategy that allows us to anticipate the dire consequences, or simply to overcome the problem arc environmental.

We are all part of the common home and survival or the global ecological catastrophe depends on everyone. To avoid the latter, environmental policies have been developed that date back to the early 1970s in our country (inspired by General Juan D. Perón, for whom ecology was not a problem, but the problem).

In pursuit of guidance, we point out that three major problems plague our local environment: the critical state of the water, the rarefied air, and the collection, treatment and final disposal of our waste.

We say "our waste" because we generate it irresponsibly and in unusual quantity, which is the reason for the poor education regarding the consumption of products and manufactures, coupled with a lack of information on the nature of the problems that they bring to the city and us (its inhabitants).

Today, we must ensure in the municipalities the "quality of life" that reflects the full satisfaction of the common good that is proper to each State as a legally organized Nation. Thus a concept of maximum "general well-being of the population" is reached through a minimal expression "municipalization of environmental management.

Garbage (study of garbage), gives us the calculation of our consumption and the mixture of waste, being easy to detect in our local environment and within the same bag, household, special, pathogenic (hospital) and industrial waste, those that as a whole increase the degree of contamination of the environment.

To this reality, 2 (two) connotations from the inhabitant are added:

1) Nobody stops producing garbage; Y

2) We do not take care of them in our homes.

The immediate response is offered by the Municipality, who takes charge of those so that health reigns among its inhabitants.

Regularity (compliance with the rules) in garbage collection is the fundamental tool that prevents health from being subjugated at the hands of the factors and vectors of pollution. There is no quality of life in a dirty, polluted and untidy city.

The main urban environmental problems are caused by the lack of infrastructure, sanitation anomalies, difficulties with the construction or application of legal frameworks, lack of control criteria and irresponsibility in the search for quality of life.

It is very important to remember that our City of Bahía Blanca is located within a Province that comprises 307,571 km2 and almost 39% of the country's population, with a population density of 44 inhabitants / km2 and that in the Province of Buenos Aires There are three schematic types of municipalities, namely: a) broad industrialization: they comprise the 19 Conurbano parties, to which are added about 10 more parties (which includes Bahía Blanca); b) medium industrialization: includes 10 parties; and c) low or no industrialization: the rest of the 127 parties. Although the municipalities are currently facing important infrastructure and control needs while facing significant budgetary restrictions, we must not give up the "environmental objective" or the municipalization of the complete management of the environment.

Our taxes are the consideration for a service that must actually be provided, because the emerging responsibility for environmental damage is neither negotiated nor relegated. We warn of this particular circumstance that insurance will result in another social claim, protected by the Provincial fundamental charter (Art. 28) and the National Constitution (Art. 41).

"If you want to know how the soul inhabits the body, it will be enough for you to observe how the body uses its daily room: if it is messy and confused, it will be the body possessed by the soul". Leonardo da Vinci.

* Dr. Jose Carlos Corbatta
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Lawyer. Teacher, gives courses and seminars.
Author of the book "Ecology according to Leonardo". E.I.A.


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