First steps towards EPR taken in the Dominican Republic

Countries around the world have taken the example of Europe in order to introduce principles of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in their own country. It becomes abundantly clear that this field of environmental obligations for producers will only grow.

One of the latest additions to the list of EPR countries is the Dominican Republic. This country has recently adopted its own waste management law, meant to introduce EPR for many types of products. Among these products are electric and electronic equipment, batteries, tires and packaging.

Among the expected measures are the development of a National Waste Management Plan by the Ministry of Development, the introduction of product group specific EPR plans and the levy of an environmental tax on goods that are prone to becoming waste.

Currently, it is not clear when EPR will be practically implemented in the Dominican Republic, but the plans are certainly there. Do you want to keep updated on this topic when the plans are more developed? Do not hesitate to contact us by calling +31(0)88-4321800 or send an email to info@pincvision.com.

24 Aug 2018 at 7:00 am