Medellín still far from achieving ideal goal in recycling
Although Medellín is a model of waste management and recycling for the rest of the country, there’s still a long way to go before it reaches the goal set by environmental authorities. According to Medellín’s Secretary of the Environment, Ana Milena Joya, 2,200 tons of trash are generated each day, of which 12 percent is recovered, equal to 264 tons; the ultimate goal is to reach 30 percent, or 660 tons.
However, considering the complexity involved in reaching that goal, the Anibal Gaviria administration hopes to make it at least to 15 percent by the time his term ends. The Mayoralty invests 10,000 million pesos a year in waste management.