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  • Recovering Used Oil in Colombia

    Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

    Recently Colombia’s Environment Minister, Juan Lozano Ramírez, lauded an industry initiative in that country to collect and environmentally manage used motor oil and lubricants known as the Used Oil Fund (Fondo de Aceites Usados – FAU).  “This process is progressing successfully, ” declared Lozano, “because the trend now is, without a doubt, business strengthening that […]

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    Giving LAC’s First Plastic Packaging Law Teeth

    Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

    An interesting thing happened over the last two weeks. Well, interesting to people like me who’ve been following the packaging waste debate for decades, at least. Environment enforcement officials for Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state “blitzed” supermarkets in Rio de Janeiro city — first on 19 October in the well-to-do Leblon section, then […]

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    New Rules for Used Oil Recycling in Brazil

    Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

    At the end of August Brazil published an inter-ministerial portaria setting minimum parameters for the collection of used or contaminated oil (lubricants). A portaria is an administrative rule implementing a regulatory measure — usually adopted by a single ministry or agency, except where the subject matter (such as this one) cuts across several jurisdictions […]

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