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  • A Cempre for Colombia

    Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

    When I started research on the first edition of my book on waste and recycling policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) back in 1997, one of the first places I turned for information was Brazil’s Business Commitment to Recycling (Compromisso Empresarial para Reciclagem – Cempre).  It was still located in Rio de Janeiro […]

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    Temas Reading List: Wastes

    Sunday, June 10th, 2007

    Nonna, Dr. Silvia.  Guía de la Regulación Normativa Provincial Argentina Sobre Residuos Peligrosos.  Published by the Colegio de Abogados de San Isidro.  Spanish.  2002.  Contact: publicaciones@casi.com.ar
    This little-known book is probably the best guide to Argentina’s complex weave of provincial laws and regulations on hazardous wastes.  For years the head of Argentina’s Hazardous Waste Registry, Dr. […]

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    The Metals Industry Stance on Recycling and Recycled Content

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

    At the end of November a coalition of entities representing major segments of the mining and metals industries* issued a joint “Declaration on Recycling Principles.” As you may have discerned by now, everything having to do with waste and recycling interests me. I downloaded the Declaration, jotted notes and questions in a draft […]

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