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Waste Batteries and Electrical Devices: Decree that allows their collection and recovery could come into force in 2024


These equipment were included as a priority product in the REP Law to promote the measure, although the process has taken time to be implemented due to a decree on producer obligations.

In Chile, almost 200 thousand tons of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are generated annually, of which only 4.7% is recycled (according to the Chilenter Foundation), while 45% reaches landfills and landfills. or illegal dumps, implying a serious danger to the environment since they contain dangerous or toxic substances. 

As a way to promote its recovery, this waste was included as a priority product in the REP Law. However, its collection and recovery requirement has not yet begun to be implemented since the decree that establishes the obligations that producers must comply with is still pending, although it is estimated that it could come into force in 2024.

On behalf of Hidronor, we contribute to caring for the environment in this matter, for this we manage recycling through our subsidiary Greendot.

Let's collaborate with environmental sustainability through waste recovery! 


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