This section contains profiles
– “snapshots” – of the packaging waste situation
and regulatory response of each country that can
serve as a comprehensive but concise guide of the key policies,
instruments, institutions and procedures shaping the packaging and packaging waste
environment in that market. The profiles cover mostly the federal
dimension, although in countries where sub-federal jurisdictions
play a crucial role (such as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico), their
impact is discussed as appropriate.
Topic areas covered include recycling, reuse, take-back and producer
responsibility mandates; bans; compositional
restrictions; marking/labeling requirements; relevant deposit, fee or
eco-tax regimes; licensing regimes; restrictions on disposal; import/export
restrictions. Materials coverage includes paper/board, plastic, glass, metals, wood and composites.
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believes that regulatory regimes cannot be considered in isolation
from the context of the local realities on the ground, so each profile
opens with a brief discussion of the political, governance and economic
realities shaping packaging policy in the profiled country,
such as changes in retailing and trends
in waste management and disposal. Most profiles include charts and
statistics that are very hard to find in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Profiles also include a handy directory of relevant institutions and
their contact information.
You can’t find this type of up-to-date, comprehensive data and
analysis on waste and recycling in Latin America and the Caribbean in
any other commercial website or publication!