The Minister of Environment, Pablo Badenier, announced that implementing regulations to the country’s newly enacted Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law (No. 20920) are expected to be developed by May 2017 and implemented in stages, taking into account geographical and technological factors, the amount of waste generated, and economic and social impacts, among other variables. The EPR Law establishes a take-back framework for end-of-life "priority products," including e-waste, batteries, containers, packaging, tires, and lubricating oils.