Mexico, Maquiladora Factories Manufacture Toxic Pollutants

Posted on August 23, 2011 • Filed under: Business, Enviromental Issues, Mexico

Since the 1960s, maquiladoras or export assembly plants have been the cornerstone of Mexico’s strategy to attract foreign direct investment and boost exports. But the environmental and social costs have been high. Maquiladoras, which in Mexico mainly produce clothing, cars and electronic equipment, consume huge volumes of water, generate hazardous waste products like alcohols, benzene, acetone, acids and plastic and metal debris, and emit polluting gases. Read Article

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