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    Colombia Imposes Post-Consumer Producer Responsibility on Pesticide Packaging

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Colombian Environment Minister Jaime Lozano celebrated Earth Day by adopting a regulation that imposes a post-consumer producer responsibility regime on that country’s pesticide packaging. Manufacturers and importers of pesticides — not just those intended for agricultural use, but also those used in industry, in homes, and for public health and veterinary […]

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    Poll on Brazilian Attitudes Regarding Sustainable Consumption

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    The Foundation for the Defense of the Consumer of São Paulo State (Fundação de Proteção e Defesa do Consumidor – “PROCON-SP“) has just released the results of a recent survey it conducted on the attitudes of Brazilian consumers regarding “sustainable consumption and living.” PROCON is the state consumer protection agency created in 1976, a […]

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    It Does Indeed Add Up…

    Monday, March 12th, 2007

    Sometimes you have step back from all the “big” and sensational stories out there and spotlight the modest successes that, if duplicated elsewhere and all such efforts were added together, would be a major story indeed.
    I just ran across this press release from a mid-sized city (pop. 102,000) in the southern Brazilian state of Rio […]

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    Jalisco Gets a Waste Law

    Monday, February 26th, 2007

    The Mexican state of Jalisco (JL) just published in its official gazette the text of its recently passed Law on the Integrated Management of Wastes.  Jalisco joins the Federal District (DF) and the states of Colima, Guanajuato, Querétaro and Veracruz in adopting its own waste law to supplement the federal Law for the Prevention and […]

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    Eco-Certification for Tourism: The Role of Blue Flag, Part II

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

    In Part I of this four-part series on the growing presence of Blue Flag in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations, I looked at Blue Flag’s criteria and process for certifying beaches. Here in Part II I’ll examine the marina criteria and process. Part III will look at what LAC beaches and marinas […]

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    Minister: Trinidad & Tobago Should Recycle Waste

    Friday, November 24th, 2006

    From the Tobago News online:
    Sandy: Govt should establish waste recycling plant in Tobago
    Agriculture, Marine Resources and the Environment Secretary Hilton Sandy has suggested that Government establish the first waste recycling plant in Tobago as a pilot project.
    He said there was money to be made in recycling plastic items, as well as creating employment.
    Sandy who was […]

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