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Updated Law Ministry of the Environment – Identifies the products that constitute Containers and Packages

13 May 2022


On May 10, 2022, the Ministry of the Environment published Exempt Resolution No. 240 dated March 8, 2022, which identifies precisely the products that constitute packaging, indicating, in addition, the category to which they correspond. This is part of the implementation of the REP Law, specifically Supreme Decree No. 12/2020 on Collection and Recovery Goals for Containers and Packaging.

The resolution regulates:

i. The identification of products that constitute packaging (establishing criteria of function and excluding criteria); and

ii. The categories to which the containers correspond (differentiating criteria for household and non-household).

Industries with special interest in this regulation are Food (food and beverage), Hygiene, Pharmaceutical, Agro-industrial, Construction, Apparel, Electronics, Fuels, among others.

It is convenient to remember that the producers of Containers and Packaging must comply with the collection and recovery goals by September 2023, and must adhere to a Management System.


Should you require additional information on this matter, please contact: Javier Naranjo and Martín Esser,