Re: [GRRN] trade in recycled goods...

Keith Edward Ripley (
Fri, 07 May 1999 11:00:04 -0700

The info you seek is not easy to find in Latin America, but I believe there are efforts underway in Brazil to generate data. In fact, it may be the ONLY Latin American country where you will find that sort of information. The rest of the continent is further behind the curve on recycling.
I would suggest that you contact Ing. Andre Vilhena, Executive Director of Compromisso Empresarial para Reciclagem (CEMPRE) (translation: Business Commitment to Recycling). CEMPRE is probably the best single source on recycling issues in Brazil. His e-mail is They have a website in Portuguese and English at , but Eng. side is less comprehensive than the Portuguese and in any case neither addresses directly the subjects you're interested in. Vilhena's phone number is 5511-852-5200, and his fax 5511-852-5264. While he speaks some English, requests in Portuguese tend to get answered quicker.
Another possible source would be to contact Helio Mattar, Director of Industrial Policy at Brazil's Development, Industry & Commerce Ministry (MDIC). MDIC is in the process of drawing up an industrial policy for Brazil's recycling industry, and may have some data you can use. His e-mail is and his phone is 5561-329-7182. The new DIC website [] unfortunately does not yet have any info on the project.
Good luck, and I hope your share your findings with the the Green-yes list.

Keith Edward Ripley
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On Fri, 7 May 1999 09:55:42 F. Milan wrote: > >Just looking for any type infomation (resources, webpages, etc.) regarding >international trade in recycled goods or transfers of recycling technology >to South America, esp. Brazil. > >Thanks! > >Frana Milan > >***************************************************** > To post to the greenyes list, send a letter to: > > To unsubscribe, send a message to: > with the subject >unsubscribe. If you have any problems, please >write to > GreenYes is archived on the GrassRoots Recycling >Network web site: >****************************************************** > >

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