Last Updated: April 6, 2017
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Introduction

Costa Rica has several labeling requirements to inform consumers about environmental and health impacts of products, and has begun implementing end-of-life waste management obligations for product packaging. Its energy efficiency program requires various parties - manufacturers to merchants - to label certain types of energy-consuming products. Products containing hazardous materials must be labeled with information for consumer safety indicating the nature of the hazard and recommended treatment in case of exposure. Producers are responsible for developing deposit-and-return systems for their product packaging or using packaging that minimizes waste generation.

 
 


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