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  • Colombia Gets Producer Responsibility Agreement for End-of-Life Lighting

    Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

    Colombia’s Environment Ministry (MAVDT) has signed a convenant with nine of the most important lamp manufacturers and importers — Osram, Philips, GE, Havells Sylvania Colombia, Carrefour, Greenlight, Mecanelectro, Sodimac Colombia — to take charge of electrical and electronic lighting at the end of their product life.  The companies agree to: Advance efforts to design and […]

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    All Public Entities in Colombia Must Switch to Efficient Lighting by 2008

    Thursday, August 9th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Environment Minister Juan Lozano Ramírez announced yesterday that all public sector entities in Colombia must switch their lighting to efficient, energy-saving bulbs by 31 December. Public housing, which also falls under Lozano’s mandate, will also switch to energy-saving bulbs, but with a longer transition time (two more years). Lozano billed the measure […]

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    More on Brazilian Attitudes About the Environment

    Thursday, July 12th, 2007

    Recently Seattle-based Global Market Insite (GMI) kindly shared with me the results for Brazil of this year’s edition of their World Environment Review poll. The 2007 edition polled 14 countries (Brazil was the only Latin American nation) using GMI’s online data collection platform and global consumer panels. GMI says that the survey has a representative […]

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