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Brazil: No more “Free Riders” under Reverse Logistics or Take-back Systems of Waste


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 […]

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Poland Publishes Draft Amendment to the Regulation on Environmental Fees

The Polish Ministry of Environment has issued a draft amendment to the regulation on environmental fees. This has been was added to the Government’s Legislative Center in October 2016 and analysed in accordance with legislative […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Everyone’s a Loser – Illegal Trade in Waste Electronics

The loss that has been caused to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) industry due to illegal activity is significant due to the loss of valuable materials, the grey economy and competition issues and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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