Chile Introduces Recycling Law

In June, Chile’s government introduced a new framework for a law on recycling. The Framework Law for Waste Management, Extended Producer Responsibility and Development of Recycling No. 20,920 was published in the Official Journal.

The Law aims to reduce waste generation and promote reuse, recycling and other types of recovery. To this end, it establishes the Extended Producer Responsibility (“REP” on account of its Spanish acronym), making the producers responsible for the waste generated from its products, from its inception to its recovery or disposal.

Chile intends that, in the first instance, REP will apply to Lubricant oils, electric and electronic equipment, containers and packaging, tyres and batteries.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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