Waste Management Law
On 1 June 2016, the Official Gazette published the Act No. 20,920 regarding "Waste management, the extended liability of the producer and the encouragement of recycling" (hereinafter, "The Waste Management Act"). This legal reform attempts to redefine the current approach to waste management in our country, and has positioned Chile as a pioneer in Latin America by establishing a public policy of recycling.
Currently, only 10% of waste is disposed in landfills and dumps and is then recollected and revalued. The implementation of the waste management act seeks to reduce waste generation and increase it's reusability to 30%.