Development & Aid, Environment, Tierramerica - Ecobrief

Ecobreves – HONDURAS: Waste Management Training for Market Vendors

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 19 2012 (IPS) - Young volunteers from the Vida Foundation of Honduras have launched a six-month campaign to raise awareness among street market vendors in Tegucigalpa of the importance of proper waste management and recycling. The campaign targets three street markets in the capital and includes talks on waste management, efficient water usage and the development of minimum standards of cleanliness, Vida Foundation representative Carlos Calderón told Tierramérica.

The volunteers are students of environmental engineering, medicine and tourism. Their goal is to make the city’s street market areas more environmentally friendly, and to prevent the flooding and damages caused by piles of garbage that clog sewers, especially during the rainy season.

This is one of the main causes of disasters in these areas, according to the authorities.

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