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E-Waste Recycling in Latin America: Overview, Challenges and Potential

TitleE-Waste Recycling in Latin America: Overview, Challenges and Potential
Publication TypeProceedings Article
Year of Conference2008
AuthorsBoeni H, Silva U, Ott D
Conference Name2008 Global Symposium on Recycling, Waste Treatment and Clean Technology
Conference Start Date12.10.2008
Conference LocationCancun, Mexico
KeywordsE-waste management, E-waste recycling, IT-waste, Latin America
AbstractLatin America is facing a rapid increase in internet use along with fast growing computer sales.
Penetration with electronic equipment is in some countries approaching the level of
industrialized countries. There is an evident need to resolve the management of “end-of-life”
computers and other electronic equipment. Several studies in Latin America assessed the
increasing e-waste quantities and confirmed the importance of a sustainable e-waste
management. This paper gives an overview on the status on e-waste management in Latin
America, explains the challenges for establishing an e-waste management system in a developing
country setting and highlights the social and economic potential and the possibilities of a
regional approach.
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