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  • Rio Adopts Law on Used Oil and Motor Oil Filters

    Friday, September 18th, 2009

    The governor of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state today signed a law regarding the final disposition of used lubricating oils and their filters.  The new law, rather short and simple, does four things: limits the sale of lubricating oils to those establishments equipped with “an adequate area” and “necessary specific equipment” for the collection of […]

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    R$14.2 mn. to Clean Up Organochloride Contamination in Santo André / R$14,2 milhões para a remediação de poluição de produtos organoclorados em Santo André

    Monday, March 9th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES): BNDES approves R$ 14.2 million to Technological Research Institute of São Paulo to clean waters and subsoil of S. André The directors of BNDES, the Development Bank, approved a technological support line, in the amount of R$ 14.2 million, with non-reimbursable funds, to the Technological Research Institute of São […]

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    Colombia Offers 2 Draft Rules on Detergents for Public Comment

    Monday, January 12th, 2009

    Colombia’s Environment Ministry (MAVDT) has released for public comment two draft resolutions that, once adopted, would become binding rules on the detergent sector.  The scope for both is the same: washing and cleaning products in any form (liquid, powder, paste, bar, cake, molded forms, etc.) and whether marketed for household, institutional, industrial or service uses.  […]

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    Minas Seeks to Lead in Environmental Policy / Minas Pretende Ser Lider na Política Ambiental

    Monday, December 29th, 2008

    Minas Gerais is seeking to take the lead among Brazilian states in environmental protection, and they want everyone to know it!  [Look out, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo!]  At year-end the state environment secretary José Carlos Carvalho released a report card on mineiro environment policy achievements and plans for 2009.  He particularly […]

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    Minas Trumpets Its Waste Policy Achievements

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    Minas Gerais, Brazil’s second most populous state and one of its mining, metals and agriculture powerhouses, is pretty proud of its recent accomplishments in waste policy and management. I’ve chronicled here a couple of their steps, such as the modernized inspection/enforcement regime and the creation of the Waste Reference Center (CMRR). But that only touches […]

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