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  • Una norma andina sobre los productos de higiene doméstica / An Andean Norm on Household and Personal Hygiene Products

    Saturday, December 20th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: Last week the Trade Ministers of the Andean Community (CAN) approved a new Community norm to harmonize member states’ (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) sanitary control regimes regarding household and personal hygiene products, such as soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, surface cleansers, stain removers, bleaches, air fresheners, sanitary towels, disposable diapers, tampons, towelettes, […]

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    Mexico City Formally Implements Its Waste Law…Finally!

    Friday, October 10th, 2008

    This week Mexico’s Federal District (DF) — the zone encompassing Mexico City and its environs — published the implementing regulation for its 2003 Waste Law — five years later than called for by the Law.  Although the lack of an implementing does not stop a law from being applied and programs being launched (and the […]

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    Environment-Friendly Mexican Diapers?

    Monday, July 2nd, 2007

    In May a Mexican multinational, Grupo PI Mabe (better known as “Mabesa”) announced the launch of a new, “environment friendly” premium disposable diaper brand to be known as “Bio Baby.” They plan to focus first on the Mexican baby market, but hope to soon offer it in the other 35 countries they operate in, […]

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    Trash Photos IV: The Carioca Model

    Monday, October 2nd, 2006

    I took the above photo in the offices of Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Urban Sanitation Company (Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana – Comlurb) this past spring. Every year when in Rio I meet with a friend in Comlurb who is a well-known and well-informed waste expert. Sometimes we meet at Comlurb’s main office […]

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