On the afternoon of this Thursday (9/11), the State Council for the Environment (Consema) approved the resolution that defines guidelines for the implementation and implementation of reverse logistics systems for packaging in general in Rio Grande do Sul. The vote took place during the 263rd Ordinary Meeting of Consema, led by the deputy secretary and president of the board, Marcelo Camardelli.
In practice, reverse logistics foresees that packaging, after use by consumers, returns to the manufacturer, so that the manufacturer can reuse the material or send it to the correct destination. This practice follows a circular path – leaving the factory, collecting, transporting, storing and returning to the origin.
The unanimous approval considered the need to establish general criteria to regulate and encourage the practice in the State.
“Reverse logistics is fundamental to achieving sustainability objectives, saving resources and corporate social responsibility. It plays an important role in waste management, conserving natural resources and reducing environmental impact, becoming an increasingly relevant practice for society”, highlighted Camardelli.
The resolution comes into force from the date of its publication in the Official State Gazette.
Other topics discussed
In addition to approving the resolution that regulates the reverse logistics of packaging in the State, the councilors also approved the guidelines on Administrative Processes, amendments to Resolution 296/2015, which provides for the reformulation of Consema’s Permanent Technical Chambers, and the model of Withdrawal Term and Confession of Debt.
The next council meeting is scheduled for December 7th.
Text: Caroline Rodrigues/Ascom Sema