AYLWIN Y ASOCIADOS ABOGADOS

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NOTICIAS

30/06/2016

Extended producer responsibility

The 20.920 law, was published on June 1, 2016, which establishes a framework for the management of waste and extended producer responsibility. The main objective is that the producers and importers of certain products (known as “priority”), take charge of the asset at the end of its useful life, all through collection and recovery goals. The law is based on key principles, such as: the polluter pays;  hierarchy in the handling of waste, and mainly, prevention and producer or a waste generator responsibility. This corresponds to a special scheme for waste management, under which producers of priority products are responsible for the organization and financing of the waste management of such products that they sold in the country, giving to the Superintendence of the Environment, the competition to oversee and punish infractions of this law (fine up to 10,000 UTA and other sanctions).