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  • Eye on Ads: Latin American Idol Urges Paper, Tetra-Pak Recycling

    Friday, June 19th, 2009

    An interesting ad from Panama, featuring Margarita Henriquez Vuela, the 2008 Latin American Idol winner (this is the Latin American version of the hit US television contest, American Idol) from Panama.  Paper packaging manufacturers and Tetra-Pak, the lead manufacturer of aseptic packaging, are pushing a recycling campaign with Margarita as one of their spokespersons.

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    Puerto Rico Proposes Amending Its Waste Reduction/Recycling Regulation

    Monday, November 17th, 2008

    Puerto Rico’s Solid Waste Authority (Autoridad de Desperdicios Sólidos – ADS) has published for 30-day public comment its proposals to amend its Regulation for the Reduction, Re-use and Recycling of Solid Wastes in Puerto Rico.  The Regulation implemented a 1992 law, Law 70, which among other things required all business entities to practice recycling and to […]

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    ADS Quiere Cambios en Ley Sobre Reciclaje de Neumáticos

    Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

    Desde la Autoridad de Desperdicios Solidos (ADS): URGEN CAMBIOS A LA “LEY DE MANEJO DE NEUMÁTICOS” En Puerto Rico se desechan alrededor de 18,000 neumáticos diarios (aproximadamente 4.7 millones anuales), los cuales son generados por las 3,400 gomeras registradas alrededor de la isla. La mayoría de los neumáticos son recogidos, procesados, exportados y reciclados por […]

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    Argentina Lurches Toward an Obesity Law…

    Monday, August 11th, 2008

    By all accounts, Argentina’s Senate will pass an “obesity law” this coming week. If President Cristina Fernandez signs it, Argentina will become the first Latin American or Caribbean (LAC) country to adopt a national law or regulation directly addressing the issue. [Some Brazilian states have laws on aspects of the issue, and several nations currently […]

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    Puerto Rico to Regulate E-waste?

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    A Temas Note: As you know, The Temas Blog is first and foremost about Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Is Puerto Rico (PR) part of LAC? Many don’t include it in their classification of LAC because of its ties to the US. Others do, citing its geographic location and its sociocultural ties to Spanish-speaking […]

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    World No-Tobacco Day in LAC: Brazil Targets Teens, Adopts Brutal Images

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    How did Brazil celebrate World No-Tobacco Day (May 31)? With assaults on tobacco and smoking from many sides, and some of them hard-hitting. This year’s theme selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this year’s Day was “Tobacco-Free Youth.” Most of Brazil’s activities followed the theme directly. One was a new publicity campaign of […]

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    Eye on Ads: E-Waste

    Sunday, November 5th, 2006

    The materials provided below — the video and examples of posters — were developed for a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) campaign on waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or “e-waste” or “e-scrap”) by a group of Emerson University graduate students who called themselves the “Mixed Greens.” Although none of these materials are […]

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