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  • Minas Rewards Companies Getting ISO14001 Certification

    Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

    The State Environmental Policy Council (Conselho Estadual de Política Ambiental – Copam) of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (MG) has adopted a new norm that MG officials hope will encourage more companies to get ISO 14001 certification of their environmental management system (EMS). The norm sets conditions under which enterprises subject to environmental licensing […]

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    Using Steel Waste as Fertilizer?

    Monday, June 9th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Environmental Policy Council (Copam) of the state with the bulk of Brazil’s iron and steel manufacturing capacity, Minas Gerais, recently ruled [via what they call a binding “Normative Deliberation” (Deliberação Normativa- DN)] that certain iron and steel making wastes can be utilized as fertilizer in eucalyptus plantations in that state. Certain […]

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