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  • Mexico Turns to Wind Power

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Mexico is making a strong foray into wind power, starting with yesterday’s inauguration by President Felipe Calderón of the Spanish firm Iberdrola’s 80 megawatt (MW) La Ventosa (“The Windy”) wind farm the Oaxaca town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, on the Tehuantepec isthmus, where winds regularly blow as high as 75-120 kph (46-75 mph).  This is […]

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    Update on Paraná Showdown with Long-Neck Beer Bottles

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: For those of you curious about the outcome of that ultimatum that environment officials in Paraná gave to producers and distributors of long-neck beer bottles to take responsibility for their wastes or else, only two distributors (out of the expected five) and a representative of the glass manufacturers industry association (instead of […]

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    Deadline Near for Long Neck Beer Bottles

    Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: In July Environment officials in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná called in three manufacturers and five distributors (including Ambev and FEMSA) responsible for most nonreturnable long-neck bottles used for beverages (primarily beer) in that state, and gave them until 11 August to present data and a plan to increase recycling of […]

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    What the WWF-Coke Freshwater Partnership Means for LAC

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

    On the face of it, this is good news for a couple of reasons. First off, I applaud that a huge water user (176 billion liters worldwide in 2006) and consumer such as Coca-Cola has decided to increase their water use efficiency, recycle the water they use in manufacturing whenever and wherever possible, and to […]

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