On 25 November, at the Ministry of Environment in Brasilia, with the presence of Environment Minister, Izabella Teixeira, was signed the Sectorial Agreement for Implementation of Reverse Logistics System in General Packaging.

      Noticia 01 2016

      According to the minister, "the inclusion of waste pickers was essential for the implementation of this reverse logistics, as well as the collaboration of the business class, which produces packaging and is present to assist with the removal of these environmentally friendly materials, way in which the country has a growing, economic and social sustainable".

      The agreement is expected in the Federal Law no. 12,305 / 2010 (National Policy on Solid Waste), which establishes the shared responsibility for the lifecycle of products, charging the manufacturers, importers, distributors and traders the implementation of Reverse Logistics Systems by return products characterized as packaging after use by the consumer.

      As disclosed on the website of the National Information on Solid Waste Management System, the system implementation will include the packages contained in the dry fraction of municipal solid waste or treated, such as packages of paper and cardboard, plastic, aluminum, steel, glass , or a combination of these materials, and cartons of long life.

      The agreement was signed by about 20 associations from the business sector, the production of various types of packaging industries, the National Movement of Recyclable Materials and the federal government.

      "Essentially, the Ministry of Environment mediated negotiations to be made the separation of dry and organic materials, waste reduction and routing the packaging for the recycling market," explains the director of Urban Environment of MMA, Zilda Veloso.

      The full Sectorial Agreement is available at the following address:

      Although the proposed Sectoral Agreement has been debated for four years and held public consultation on the draft text, between the months of September and November 2014, municipalities have reacted through the National Association of Municipal Sanitation Services - Assemae.

      A joint document was sent to the MMA, requiring the federal government to respond to the questioning of the municipalities before signing the sectoral agreement.

      As president of the Assemae, Aparecido Hojaij, the more than five thousand Brazilian municipalities can not be excluded from decisions that directly impact the daily life of cities. "Public policy should ensure the role of the municipal urban cleaning services. Therefore, we are joining forces for the participation of the municipal federal entity is made possible in a process which it is entitled.

      See the full manifestation of municipalities


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