Profiles of LAC Regulatory Regimes on Waste Managment and Recycling

This section contains profiles – “snapshots” – of the waste situation and regulatory response of each country (and Puerto Rico) that can serve as a comprehensive but concise guide of the key policies, instruments, institutions and procedures shaping the waste and recycling 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; packaging restrictions; deposits; bans; compositional restrictions; marking/labeling requirements; relevant deposit, fee or eco-tax regimes; licensing regimes; restrictions on disposal; import/export restrictions; “flow controls”; and special regimes for industrial wastes. Particular attention is paid to product-specific regimes such as those tackling packaging, batteries, electronics, tires, used oil/lubricants, expired medicines, and end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).

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Temas Actuales 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 waste and recycling policy in the profiled country, such as changes in retailing and the packaging market 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!

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Regional Overview Argentina Brazil
Central America Chile Colombia
Mexico Peru Puerto Rico
Uruguay  Venezuela  
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' Recycling & Solid Waste Policy
in Latin America and the Caribbean '
by Keith E. Ripley
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