A comprehensive plan for waste management by Tehran Municipality is developing and is due to be unveiled in autumn, an official says.
“All aspects of waste management should be included in the plan,” said Mohammad Hossein Bazgir, chief of Tehran’s department of environment, adding, waste sorting at source, appropriate waste collection and transfer to dump sites, educating citizens, processing waste and establishing waste-to-energy plants are among the required measures to be noted in the plan.
The more we procrastinate developing such plans, the more demanding the waste management in Tehran will become, he emphasized.
Speaking on the complications of managing electronic and hospital waste, Bazgir maintained that special measures are needed to be taken into account accordingly in the aforementioned plan.
Bazgir went on to say that over 8,000 tons of household waste and some 50,000 tons of construction waste are produced in Tehran on a daily basis.
Proper waste management can both do well to the environment and the economy and seems to be a must-do approach in the current waste-producing world.