In February 2018, the city’s Municipal Council adopted a project to establish a facility for processing leachate which generates a toxic smell.
Rabat – At the recent ordinary session of the City Council in Fez, a petition was submitted by the Association of Earth, Life, and Sciences Teachers (AELST) on the sorting of household waste at the source.
In the petition, the AELST argue for a more modern approach to the sorting of waste at the dump in Fez.
The association executives have called for a revision to law number 28-00 on waste management and the legal redefinition of waste as a valuable commodity.
The AELST pointed out that several consultation meetings and round tables have been organized to strengthen the arguments on improving waste management, with the participation of 20 schools in Fez and Tangier.
“Our objective is to create a force of proposal and to plead in favor of a change of conception and representation of the Moroccan citizens vis-à-vis the waste, which must be regarded as resources and not as garbage,” said AELST officials.
Officials explained that this could be achieved by “strengthening work among associations and school environment clubs, and an analysis of the legal arsenal that governs waste management in Morocco.”
The association’s project, “effective and efficient waste management in Morocco,” aims to ensure the awareness and training of associations involved in the field of waste management and propose several delegated management companies in each major city to encourage competitiveness in the field.
The association also suggested putting in place sanctions against citizens who do not respect collection schedules and creating applications to monitor delegated waste management.
Created in 1994, AELST Morocco is a national non-profit association, made up of a network of 35 sections with more than 2,000 active members and 10,000 volunteers. It runs a network of 18 Environmental Education Centers (ECE).
AELST Morocco aims through its various programs and local and national projects to promote scientific culture in environmental education, health, and sustainable development.