Local April 22, 2015 | 10:00 am

Earth Day urgent: Groups want to turn trash into energy

Santo Domingo.- As Dominican Republic celebrates Earth Day several organizations stress the need to harness trash’s potential to produce energy and as a tool to cut back greenhouse gases.

To achieve it however the Solid Waste Dialogue Platform says a legal framework is needed to define and regulate the participation of all sectors which generate, manage and dispose solid waste.

The proposals result from the first seminar “Commitment of All,” to coordinate and bolster integral solid waste management, held in a hotel in Santo Domingo.

The conversion of solid waste to energy and alternative fuel is made possible by burning it in high temperature ovens, whose heat produces clean energy and decomposes the trash.

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