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.
New Law Tackles Better Recycling Procedures for Chile
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.