The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. As a ratifying party member, Peru pledges to develop legally binding commitments to reduce mercury pollution within the country.
A bill to overhaul Peru's General Waste Law (No. 27314/2000) has been proposed that would strengthen the national regulatory framework on waste management. Among its key provisions, the Bill would expand responsibilities for waste generators—defined broadly to include producers and importers—and mandate new packaging and container requirements.