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  • Mexico’s DF Promotes Organics

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

    Over the last couple of years, there have been several signs that the government of Mexico’s Federal District (DF) — the zone encompassing Mexico City and its environs — is growing more serious about cleaning up its act and going green.  The GDF finally issued the implementing regulation for its breakthrough waste law.  It published […]

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    SEAM Proposes Supermarket Role in Changing Waste Management

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

    Paraguay’s Environment Minister José Luis Casaccia met with representatives of the Paraguayan Chamber of Supermarkets (CAPASU) to push for all supermarkets in the country to promote the use of reusable cloth bags for carrying away the products they buy, rather than polyethylene bags, which the Environment Secretariat (SEAM) considers a major sort of litter in […]

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    Bahia to Adopt Paraná’s Zero Waste Program Model

    Saturday, October 13th, 2007

    I’ve mentioned here several times the innovative Zero Waste Program (Programa Desperdício Zero) of the southern Brazilian state Paraná, such as how it applies to glass recycling, pesticide packaging, aseptic packaging and finding new ways to reuse/recycle plastic (PET) bottles (such as building solar water heaters). At some point I should do a comprehensive post […]

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    Investing in Composting

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

    A few weeks back Rio de Janeiro (RJ) state’s agency in charge of environmental licensing, the State Environmental Engineering Foundation (FEEMA), announced the first-ever environmental license granted in that state to a privately-owned commercial composting plant. The licensed was granted to VideVerde, a subsidiary of the Venativ environmental services group, for a station in Resende, […]

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