|In Paraguay, the management of industrial waste needs to be significantly improved. Although there is a legislative framework for waste management in general, there are no specific regulations for industrial waste management, and the regulations that do exist are not practically applicable. Financial resources to support the recycling of industrial waste and to enforce regulations are lacking. There is some knowledge and technical capacity for the treatment of industrial waste, and there are at least some attempts by the industrial sector to treat waste as a resource. Nevertheless, technical and scientific knowledge at the level of the authorities needs to be enhanced.