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  • Swiss to Help Minas Prepare E-waste Diagnosis

    Monday, March 9th, 2009

    The government of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state wants to regulate waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE, or “e-waste” or “e-scrap”), and with their new state waste policy law, they have ample authority to do so. There’s just one problem: they are not sure of the full extent and nature of the e-waste problem in their […]

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    Getting a Handle on E-Waste Data in LAC: Argentina

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

    The Data Problem One of the key challenges in formulating a reasonable and effective policy on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is figuring out how much there is, what type of WEEE it is (different WEEE pose different hazardous material/waste management challenges), and what is happening to […]

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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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