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  • An E-Waste Bill for Colombia

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

    After months of rumbling on the issue (here and here), Colombia finally has its first formal proposal to regulate waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE or “e-waste” or “e-scrap”) — in this case, in the form of a bill introduced in the Colombian Senate.  Whether or not the bill manages to pass before the 2010 […]

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    Un proyecto colombiano sobre los residuos de aparatos eléctricos y electrónicos (RAEE)

    Friday, April 20th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Colombia has decided it’s time to take action regarding e-waste (WEEE). An agreement signed between the National Cleaner Production Center (CNPML), the Environment Ministry (MAVDT), the Swiss Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) launches an e-waste project with two phases: […]

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    Toxics in Electronics Redux: Greenpeace Responds

    Monday, October 30th, 2006

    As I noted here previously on the Temas Blog, a few weeks back Treehugger invited me to guest blog about my reservations concerning Greenpeace’s handling of its report on the testing of laptops for certain substances. My entry drew quite a few comments, including a long, detailed reply reputedly penned by the scientist who […]

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