RLGA Group Plan Mexico

The RLGA Group Plan Mexico, formally approved on September 18, 2013, by SEMARNAT, through the Official Communication DGFAUT/612/0961 with register number PM-RTEC-004-2013, provides a comprehensive management of the obligation and the needs of producers and importers of electrical and electronic equipment in México.

The RLGA Collective Plan meets all regulatory requirements regarding the Official Mexican Norm NOM-161-SEMARNAT-2011 and provides solutions cost-efficient and environmentally friendly to its members.

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Am I a producer of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)?

In the framework of WEEE Regulation NOM-161-SEMARNAT-2011, producers of certain electrical and electronic equipment which becomes waste for special handling, are required to design, implement and manage a WEEE Management Plan, which can be individual or collective, private or mixed, and cover the local, regional or national level.

RLG Mexico, through its RLGA Group Plan, which is private, collective and national, helps producers of EEE to fulfill their obligations and is responsible for answering to all legal requirements of the norm.


What is the RLGA Group Plan Mexico?

The Take-Back and Regulatory Compliance System (TRCS) is implemented by RLG Mexico through the Collective Plan RLGA, according to what is stated in the following graph. RLG Mexico figures as a compliance unit that represents obliged producers and it manages its environmental compliance. RLG Mexico implements and operates the system on behalf of their management clients (member companies), makes the necessary arrangements with the different competent authorities of the Government, manages collection operations and logistics, and monitors the recycling which is carried out in accordance with the highest technical standards.

A general scheme of the different stages of the RLGA Group Plan in Mexico is presented in the following illustration.


The RLGA Group Plan Mexico is responsible for collecting WEEE from all types of consumers: private companies, public institutions and households. It also manages the member companies’ own generation.
Once on the WEEE recycler, RLG Mexico ensures, through detailed and continuous audits, recycling processes that meet the technical standards required by all current regulations and the member companies.
Using IT systems developed specifically for reverse logistics and collection systems, RLG Mexico provides full traceability of the material collected, from the delivery point until the material has again become a commodity.


¿What services are included?

The services offered by RLG Mexico in the context of the RLGA Collective Plan include:

  • Modification of the RLGA Group Plan and notification to the Competent Authorities;
  • Compliance with the requirements of the NOM-161;
  • Operation and administration of the collective take-back system, the RLGA Group Plan;
  • Preparation and submission of annual reports to the Competent Authorities;
  • Monitoring and tracking of the regulations regarding the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE);
  • Continuous Improvement to ensure efficient, environmentally friendly and economically successful operations.


Additional services according to the needs of each member company may be provided, but are subject to a specific quote.


How to join?

To join the RLGA Group Plan Mexico is easy. Is your company a manufacturer, importer, distributor and/or sells electrical and electronic products listed in Annex VIII NOM-161 and is interested in joining the RLGA Group Plan?

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Contact our Mexico office:

Returns Management Group México S de RL de CV
Paseo de la Reforma 342, Piso 26, Col. Juárez del Cuauhtémoc
CP 06600 México D.F.

Tel. +52 (55) 4170 5576

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