Enviro Involved in Chile‘s New Law on Producer Responsibility

When Chile’s recycling law will officially come into force in 2018, the Swedish provider of recycling plants for worn-out tires and processed materials, Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB, will have been involved in the introduction of the extended producer responsibility.

The goal of the new law is to increase the country’s reuse rates (currently at 10 percent) by reducing the volume of waste sent to landfills and dumps and promoting cultural change around the issue. It regulates six priority products: lubricant oils, electrical and electronic appliances, car batteries, batteries, packaging and tires. The Swedish company, which has been present for years on the Chilean market, is working together with the Chilean Ministry of the Environment and a number of the country’s mining companies which have to dispose of their waste tires; Chile is one of the world’s biggest markets in mining. “The aim is to establish recycling facilities to solve the environmental problem caused by Chile‘s enormous numbers of waste tires,” Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB underlined. The management of the Scandinavian firm believes that there is a huge market potential for its tire recycling technology in Chile and elsewhere in South America. Countries such as Peru, Brazil and Colombia also have a great need for viable tire recycling, the executives are convinced. “Once we have established the first recycling plant, we can showcase the operation and how it works to other countries and operators, and that is our target right now.”


Photo: Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB

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