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Law 12.305/2010, Ordinance 307/2019 and Decree 7.404/2022 on management of solid waste

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2019
The law establishes the National Solid Waste Policy; amends Law No. 9,605, of February 12, 1998; and takes other measures. The law sets the reduction of waste production and of waste-related environmental and health damages as core objectives. It seeks to reduce emissions of toxic gases and methane, and to reuse solid waste for energy purposes.

Ordinance 307/2019 approves the National Zero Waste Programme. This programme notably aims to reduce the climate impact from solid waste.

Decree 7.404 that regulated the law and created the Interministerial Committee for the National Solid Waste Policy and the Guidance Committee for the Implementation of Reverse Logistics Systems. It was revoked by decree 10.936/2022. 


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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