According to an official report, from September 11 to October 2, approximately 11,441 tons of garbage have been collected through the clean-up days that have been developed within the framework of the Zero Garbage plan, which aims to reduce the negative impact of solid waste in a given area and its surroundings.
The campaign began in Santa Cruz Michapa, Cuscatlán. This is considered the municipality where the most garbage has been collected, since 3,300 tons were removed; followed by Mexicans, San Salvador, with 1,906; and finally in Santa Ana, with 1,313.43. Among other localities served, Apopa, Soyapango, Aguilares, and Santa Tecla stand out; Tenancingo, Acajutla, and Sonsonate.
A total of 12 municipalities have been affected by waste removal activities, which include the Cerrón Grande reservoir, located between Cabañas and Chalatenango, and the tourist area of Surf City, in La Libertad.
«We are working, in an articulated way, in this great, unprecedented waste collection campaign. This is not just an issue for the government or the institutions; it is an issue for all citizens committed to the country,” said the Minister of the Environment, Fernando López.
In this sense, for the development of activities, institutions such as the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Public Works, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, the Armed Forces, the National Civil Police, the General Directorate of Penal Centers, municipalities, and volunteers have worked in an articulated manner.
It should be noted that, despite the inter-institutional work that is being carried out, the municipalities will continue with the collection of solid waste as usual.