May 18, 2013
'CFK rejected best waste solution,' Rodríguez Larreta
After the Buenos Aires City government pledged to reduce the amount of garbage the district sends to landfills in Greater Buenos Aires in the next year and a half, City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta considered that “most natural thing would be to extend the CEAMSE landfill to the surrounding area in Campo de Mayo.”
“Expand the CEAMSE limits to those of Campo de Mayo area [in current possession of the Army] would have been the most natural solution but the President did not approve it”, Rodríguez Larreta told a local radio station.
Larreta comments echoed the complaints made by Macri before yesterday’s meeting about the fact that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided that no more waste would be deposited in the Campo de Mayo area in Buenos Aires province.
“Now we need to find an alternative. The underlying problem is that Scioli has not found a place to bury rubbish,” the mayor had said. Macri and Scioli are potential rivals in the 2015 presidential election.
After yesterday’s meeting in downtown Buenos Aires between City Mayor Mauricio Macri and Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, the former pledged to reduce the amount of garbage 78 percent.
Rodríguez Larreta, who took part in the meeting, said the initiative to reduce rubbish production in the City “starts now, as from January 1, 2013. Our goal is to reduce rubbish by 40 percent by the end of next year, and then reach a 70-percent reduction by mid 2014. This would allow us to stretch landfill capacity.”