Last Wednesday, the Mexican newspaper Diario Oficial de la Federación (Federation’s Official Newspaper) published a decree which bans leaving tyres on the streets and changes regulation with regards to waste management.
The amendments to the Ley General para la Prevención y Gestión Integral de los Residuos (General Law for the Handling and Processing of Waste) add the technological waste from manufacturers of computers, electronic products and motor vehicles onto the classification of waste requiring specific management..
The decree points out that the major producers, importers, exporters and distributors of products that become solid urban waste or special management waste when thrown away, will be obliged to formulate and implement management plans.
The document bans leaving tyres in wastelands, gullies, ravines, drainage and sewerage systems, water bodies and underground cavities. It also points out that manufacturers, importers, distributors, managers and producers are compelled to take responsibility for managing used tyres and guaranteeing their collection according to the corresponding official Mexican law.
It has been added onto the Ley de Caminos Puentes y Autotransporte Federal (Road, Bridge and Federal Transportation Law) that concessions granted to build, preserve or conserve federal roads and bridges might include a requirement for using recycled rubber from used tyres among their construction characteristics.
If the construction does not meet the corresponding construction and operational characteristics defined in the concessions and permits, the concession might be revoked. This decree amends the sections 19, 28 and 98; adds information to sections 19 and 100 of the Ley General para la Prevención y Gestión Integral de los Residuos (General Law for the Handling and Processing of Waste); and adds information to sections 6 and 7 of the Ley de Caminos, Puentes y Autotransporte Federal (Road, Bridge and Federal Transportation Law).
This article was published by Quadratin Agency on this site: http://www.quadratin.com.mx/sucesos/Tirar-neumaticos-en-la-via-publica-queda-prohibido-por-decreto/
Source: Quadratin Agency.