Institutional Composting Plan created to valorize organic waste
22 Mar 2023
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development formalized the measure in order to contribute to the optimization of resources, the reduction of the carbon footprint and the promotion of the circular economy.
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development ordered the creation of the Institutional Composting Plan (PCI) as a “management strategy for the valorization of organic waste” in the institutional sphere, for which provinces, municipalities, organizations and any other public or private entity are invited to adhere to the initiative.
The measure was formalized through Resolution 104/2023 published this Tuesday in the Official Gazette with the signature of the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Juan Cabandié.
Among the recitals, it was recalled that Law 25.916 establishes the minimum environmental protection requirements for the integral management of household waste, whether of residential, urban, commercial, health, sanitary, industrial or institutional origin.
It was also indicated that “the environmentally adequate management of waste generated in institutions is a matter of vital importance, for which the need to offer a methodological tool on the subject that stipulates appropriate management guidelines, in order to comply with standardized sustainability criteria, has been noticed”.
On this point, it was noted that “to date there are numerous documents prepared by different public agencies related to the management of household organic waste, but not those derived from institutional activities”.
Article 1 of the resolution formalized the creation of the Institutional Composting Plan (PCI) within the scope of the Ministry of Environment as a “management strategy for the valorization of organic waste” in order to optimize resources, reduce the carbon footprint and promote the circular economy.
The plan was developed jointly between the ministry and the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), being a methodological tool that “lays the foundations to establish a harmonious practice that tends to on-site valorization, incorporates new working methods, and optimizes the actions and decisions that are taken on a daily basis regarding organic waste” in the institutional area of the environmental portfolio.
In Article 3, an invitation was extended to provinces and municipalities, institutions, associations and organizations and any other public and/or private entity to adhere to the Institutional Composting Plan by submitting a letter of adhesion signed by the corresponding authority.
The Plan will be developed within the scope of the Subsecretariat of Control and Recomposition belonging to the Secretariat of Environmental Control and Monitoring of the Ministry and the technical and operative coordination will be in charge of the Directorate of Environmental Quality and Recomposition, belonging to said Subsecretariat.