Brazil: No more “Free Riders” under Reverse Logistics or Take-back Systems of Waste
The Brazilian Advisory Committee for the Implementation of Reverse Logistics Systems has issued Deliberation No. 11 which contains guidelines for the implementation of “reverse logistics” systems for products and packaging. “Reverse logistics” is a term used for […]Read More
The Mystery of ‘Russian WEEE’
Countries all over the world are in the process of drafting, enacting and implementing waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management legislation, using definitions and terminology that is more or less harmonized. WEEE in particular […]Read More
Ghana is the Shining Star for e-Waste Law in Africa
Ghana’s Parliament has passed its Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Bill marking an important step forward in waste management in Ghana and for the region. The Act, which had been in train for […]Read More
Mission: Waste Management in Russian Federation
The Russian Federation was often criticized for its inefficient municipal solid waste treatment which caused negative environmental impact and lead to insufficient use of raw materials and energy. Therefore, at the end of the year […]Read More
What Does CWIT Recommend?
The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project has reached its conclusion after 2 years of intensive research, data collection and stakeholder involvement through workshops and interviews. Together with our partners in INTERPOL, UNICRI, UNU, WEEE […]Read More
Does your attic/spare room look like this?
I was a good citizen and I removed the offending PCB from the seashore. But now what? Spending my days instructing the largest product manufacturers in the world to observe the crossed out wheelie bin […]Read More
“I do like to be beside the WEEE-side…”
From INTERPOL to the west coast of County Clare in Ireland, e-waste is making the headlines. This PCB adorned with shellfish, lying on the seashore reminded me of how prevalent e-waste or WEEE (Waste Electrical […]Read More