According to the IRIB News Agency, in a telephone interview with "Rozaneh" program, the Deputy Director of the Environmental Waste Management Office of the Environmental Protection Organization, pointing out that 22 organizations and entities are involved in waste management, Mr. Payam Joharchi said " The waste reduction and the separation from the source are two very important issues in the waste management".
The Deputy Director of the Environmental Waste Management Office of the Environmental Protection Organization added, "All official activities and conventions on waste management around the world have been established since 1975."
"Today, the world has realized the importance of waste in life," he said, "Waste in different regions must be managed according to local considerations, and Iran is producing a very large volume of garbage bags cheaply due to its oil resources and the availability of polymeric materials."
He added: "Many garbage bag manufacturers in Iran are underground workshops without official licenses."
"Polymeric materials can help waste management in the right direction because we have to cut down trees to produce paper and paper bags in order to move waste," continued the deputy director of the Environmental Waste Management Office of the Environmental Protection Organization.
"It takes 400 years for polymer products to return to nature," he said, "We need to look at sustainable development in all waste management processes. "
Payam Joharchi emphasized, " If garbage bags are made thicker, we can use them more than once."
He added, "Some people mistakenly think that thinner plastic bags are less dangerous for the environment, but this is not the case."
Referring to the country's gross domestic product, the deputy director of the Environmental Waste Management Office of the Environmental Protection Organization explained, "Many European countries supply about 4 tenths of their gross domestic product from recycling waste."
Pointing out that the city of Mashhad has used good models in waste management, he said, "Fortunately, today most of the waste in the city of Mashhad is separated from the source."