Extended Producer Responsibility in Chile

Chilean Law

June 2015

On 9 June 2015 the Senate of the Chilean Ministry of Environment approved a bill for the Law on the Promotion of Recycling. The Law is now in the final stages of approval and a period of indications has been opened until 3 August.

The bill will promote reuse, recycling and recovery through the means of Extended Producer Responsibility. EPR will be introduced for 9 priority products; including Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Batteries & Packaging.

Collection targets will be set for manufacturers and importers of priority products which will allow for the official development of the recycling industry within Chile.