This section contains profiles
– “snapshots” – of the evolving situation
regarding waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in LAC nations and their policy responses. The profiles cover mostly the federal
dimension, although in countries where sub-federal jurisdictions
play a crucial role (such as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico), their
impact is discussed as appropriate.
The profiles cover not only traditional focuses of e-waste policies (CRTs, cell phones, circuit boards) but also related component issues, such as batteries, lamps, printer/toner cartridges, and disks. Also discussed are relavant ROHS (restriction of hazardous substances) initiatives regarding affecting electrical and electronic products.
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believes that regulatory regimes cannot be considered in isolation
from the context of the local realities on the ground, so each profile
opens with a brief discussion of the political, governance and economic
realities shaping WEEE/ROHS policy in the profiled country,
such as changes in retailing and trends
in waste management and disposal. Most profiles include charts and
statistics that are very hard to find in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Profiles also include a handy directory of relevant institutions and
their contact information.
You can’t find this type of up-to-date
analysis on e-waste in Latin America and the Caribbean in
any other commercial website or publication!