Economy June 4, 2016 | 9:57 am

Waste exports represent US$98 million, CEI-RD director says

Santo Domingo.- Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) executive director Jean Alain Rodriguez said Friday that national waste exports represented US$98 million last year, of which US$65 million were related to metals.

During the conference "Waste Exports in the Dominican Republic," as part of the Environment Week, which ended Friday at UNAPEC University, Rodriguez said higher volumes of the waste exported correspond to cardboard, plastics and metal.

The conference is part of UNAPEC initiatives through its Solid Waste Management program, which begun a year ago to raise awareness of the need for environmental preservation care.

For nine years UNAPEC has celebrated the Environment Week, whose purpose is to focus on promoting environmental awareness within the curricular strategy.

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