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  • Wal-Mart Mexico to Promote “Green” Products / Wal-Mart de México promoverá productos “verdes”

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Walmart stores across Mexico and their suppliers* have launched for “Earth Month” (April 16 to May 3) an aggressive environmental awareness campaign in the press, radio and television promoting sustainable products and showing that purchasing them does not hurt the customers’ budgets.
    “At Wal-Mart de México we work hand-in-hand with our suppliers to encourage them to […]

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    Mexico Proposes Reforming Its Environmental Audit Regime

    Saturday, February 7th, 2009

    I’ve written here before about Mexico’s unusual environmental audit regime.  Now the Federal Environment Prosecutor (Profepa) has released for public comment a proposed reform of the regulation governing the National Environmental Audit Program (Programa Nacional de Auditoría Ambiental – PNAA).
    Why?  Profepa says that the while the participants in the program have changed over time, PNAA’s […]

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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 implement […]

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    Germany Promoting Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Central America

    Sunday, December 17th, 2006

    Germany has just signed an agreement with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica – BCIE) to provide US$11 million worth of low-interest financing for Central American projects promoting renewable energy sources and energy efficiency — two areas in which German manufacturers and service providers have experience and a strong […]

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