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    A WEEE Bill for Amazonas

    Saturday, September 26th, 2009

    This week Amazonas (AM) became the latest state in which a bill on  “technological trash” (lixo tecnologico or e-lixo) – the Brazilians nickname for what is known elsewhere as WEEE or e-waste — has been introduced. Unlike bills recently introduced in the northeastern states of Bahia and Pernambuco, which are based primarily on a Law on [...]

    Exchanging Refrigerators and Air Conditioners to Combat Climate Change

    Monday, July 9th, 2007

    The Environment Secretariat (SEA) of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro (RJ) recently signed an agreement with a power company (Ampla) to initiate a program of the exchanging old refrigerators and air conditioners for new ones among the state’s poor families. A similar agreement is to be signed with Light, another power provider [...]

    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 [...]

    Argentina and Brazil Propose HCFC Phaseout

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Argentina and Brazil have submitted a joint proposal to the secretariat of the Montreal Protocol (on substances that deplete the ozone layer – ODS) calling for negotiations on phasing out use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). HCFCs became the substitute of choice for many of the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) controlled under the Protocol in [...]

    Videos Sobre el Uso Eficiente de Energia en el Hogar / Videos Sobre o Uso Eficiente de Energía na Casa

    Saturday, November 11th, 2006

    Video Chileno Sobre el Uso Eficiente de Energía en el Hogar
    (haga clic en el imagen para ver)
    (Sugiero especialmente hacer clic en las terceras y cuartas secciones,
    “Cómo Perdemos Energía y Como Evitarlo” y “Repasemos Jugando”)

    Vídeo Brasileiro Sobre o Uso Eficiente de Energía na Casa
    (faz clic no imagem para ver; depois faz clic sobre os varios eletrodomésticos [...]