The Ministry of Environment and the Industry and the Federation of battery manufacturers in
Morocco have agreed to collect fine amounting of 150 dirhams for those motorists who will buy a new battery without a proper report in the waste.
Both agencies agreed on this mainly to avoid causing damage to the environment since batteries are really dangerous to the public’s health even on the environment. Not only the batteries but other scrap parts of a vehicle such as the oil, tires, gearboxes and even filter due to the fact that those are non-biodegradable.
To sum up the points of the Minister of the Environment, all they wanted to aim is to consider the environment protection on whatever actions they will take.
Possibly, Morocco and the Public Sector and Corporate Citizens might have a partnership to pursue green growth which intends to protect the people and the environment. They want to gain more in terms of wealth creation and job opportunities for the people.
An estimated 250,000 tons of waste is being collected from the people, 10,000 tons from it is the used batteries which is 650,000 in units and most of it is being collected by the informal sector. Based on the source, a total of 27 million dirhams will be used in this operation compare to 52 million dirhams worth or deficit.
On the other hand, they are still worrying that some of those cars running in Tangier plant are using imported batteries, including Tunisia because they want to meet the target of 3/3 in manufacturing batteries.
They just want to gain more commitment from the people to push their campaign for ecology, in fact the battery manufacturers have already pledge to buy the old and used batteries for 22 dirhams and they will give $30 of the profit to the campaign fund.