Thursday, January 24, 2013

Garbage Collection in Caracas

The vast city of Caracas at night.
My Venezuela week continues with a brief discussion of garbage collection.  

I ran into this article about garbage collection issues in Caracas, Venezuela.  It is really a rather fascinating read.  I think it provides excellent context for understanding the social, environmental, and political issues the country is facing.  

While there is a ton of interesting information in the article, one tidbit stuck out.  The main landfill in Caracas is nearly full and unless it opens a new landfill, the country will have to move into recycling or waste to energy.

But, that is just a small issue compared to the day to day issues associated with garbage collection and management in the city.

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