Decree regulating reverse logistics

Manufacturers, importers, distributors and traders who have not signed a commitment term and have remained outside the sectoral agreements continue to structure and implement reverse logistics systems. The government issued, on Tuesday (10/24), a decree regulating this obligation for reverse logistics in the National Policy on Solid Waste. The measure establishes equality with those who have already signed agreements.

Since the establishment of the National Policy on Solid Waste seven years ago, the Ministry of Environment's Water Resources and Environmental Quality Secretariat continues to prioritize agreements. "However, not all companies in the sectors that have committed to reverse logistics have joined, creating distinct situations regarding implementation, enforcement and control," explains the director of Environmental Quality and Waste Management at the Ministry of Environment, Zilda Veloso.

By PNRS, the decree is one of the instruments that can be used to ensure the implementation of reverse logistics. The regulation opens the possibility of adhesion of the companies that were outside the agreements already signed.

Reverse logistics is a shared responsibility throughout the production chain. The Law provides that the obligation to dispose of waste properly at the end of its useful life affects who manufactures, markets or imports consumer goods and their inputs.

Three sectoral agreements were signed: with the sectors of packaging of lubricating oils, lamps and packaging in general. Two others, with the drug and electronics industry, are underway. Tires, lubricating oils and lead-acid batteries have their agreements at the preliminary stage, but are still regulated by resolutions of the National Environment Council.

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