Rodrigo Leiva Neumann
Environmental Consultant @Valoryza Environmental Advisors
Rodrigo’s 25-year career in waste management began in France, and continued in Chile where he managed national waste and recovery programs across several industry sectors as a Veolia Environment executive. Rod established his consulting practice in 2010 to play an active role in in the establishment of Chile’s new Environmental Producer Responsibility.
Rod has been actively involved in Chilean EPR since its introduction in 2010. He has worked closely with the Chilean Environmental Agency and major industry producers – initially to develop the nation’s EPR Law Framework – and more recently, to advise Government and Industry on the implementation of EPR Law relating to Chile’s 6 priority products (packaging, WEEE, Tyres, used oils, car batteries and batteries for electronic devices).
Rod’s consultancy also supports the design and administration of Product Stewardship initiatives (including Chile’s first PRO for used glass bottles), advises major producers on waste and recovery feasibility, strategy, design, planning and implementation.
Rod’s keen interest in international EPR and Product Stewardship best practice, and how these can be applied in Latin America has extended his network across the globe, where he engages with authorities and Product Stewardship organizations in the EU, Canada, Australia and USA. He is member of ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) and permanent member of Working Group Governance & Legal Issues.
Rod graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and holds an MBA from Lleida University, Spain.
Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations in Latin America | with Vishwas Vidyaranya
September 24, 2020 from our Video Panels The panel discussion gives an insight into the latest developments on EPR in the region with case-studies from Chile, Colombia, and Brazil.