They were accompanied by the director of Environmental Education and Communication of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Nicolás Herrera; the coordinator of the Social, Education, and Communication Department of GIRSU SE, Cecilia Ibáñez; and the head of the Logistics area of GIRSU SE, Guillermo Guzmán.
On the occasion, the authorities of GIRSU Jujuy SE expected to greet the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, María Inés Zigarán, who could not attend because of his participation in a meeting of the government cabinet where he was urgently summoned. . They clarified the province’s renewed commitment to environmental policy, especially the comprehensive management of urban solid waste. “We will strengthen the work with the municipalities and municipal commissions and guarantee better logistics and treatment based on the operational infrastructure and the new jobs that are being built, because this is the order of our governor that Carlos Sadir will accompany the development of the provision of services in the entire province,” they said.
After the presentations, Mónica Aramayo, manager of GIRSU SE, stocked the containerization system temporarily implemented in Quebrada de Humahuaca. In this sense, it reports the increase of waste entering the Jujuy Environmental Center from the QH Subsystem, from 17.02 tons (2019) to 3,472.38 tons (2023). Thus accounting for a greater amount of waste managed efficiently and reducing the impact on the environment.
Afterwards, each representative of the local government also presented a summary of waste management in their territories, reporting the different collection processes and the use of organic waste for composting. In addition, they share needs and challenges in terms of equipment, infrastructure, and logistics.
Third, the GIRSU SE technicians, Nahuel Silvera and Abigaíl Robles, presented the status of the GIRSU Municipal Plans (PMGIRSU) that each jurisdiction must present and implement in their communities, in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 5,954. And they report the need to strengthen the implementation of this technical tool to guarantee better management of MSW in terms of education, knowledge, logistics, transfer, etc.
Finally, a Recyclable Waste Recovery Program was presented at major events, especially during the celebration of Carnival 2024: the installation of “Clean Points” for the disposal of separated MSW (dry on one side and wet on the other); self-compacting containers in strategic areas, which will later be removed from GIRSU Jujuy SE; a communication campaign to promote the care of public spaces, urban cleanliness, conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, and respect for natural, cultural, and scenic heritage.