Countries

    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    UNIDO

    Organisation website:

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    City:

    Online

    Country:

    Peru

    Date(s):

    14 October 2020

    Activities:

    webinar

    Description: The UNIDO-GEF project on e-waste management in Latin America promotes effective e-waste management in 13 countries across the region. Working with a wide range of technical experts and various partners, the project assists and advises countries on e-waste policies and regulations, suitable management technologies, business models, capacity-building and awareness-raising. As part of the project, a series of webinars on related topics was organized in collaboration with the United Nations University. From April – September 2020 around 120 people representing Ministries of Health, academia, producers, WEEE management companies, NGOs and beyond attended the webinars every fortnight. To celebrate International E-waste Day 2020 a panel session on ‘the involvement of universities in e-waste research’ showcasing the experience of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru) will be held on 14 October. To date, almost 600 people have been trained on effective e-waste management under the project and 15 universities across the region are in the process of developing curricula/research programmes on e-waste management. The webinar will be given in Spanish, you can register to the event here.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    e-waste Projetc - Perú

    Organisation website:

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Lima

    Country:

    Peru

    Date(s):

    21/09/2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: We will celebrate international WEEE day, just as we did last year. all actors in WEEE management will be involved, especially public entities because we will show the results of the WEEE collection campaign and other activities that have been carried out to encourage the environmentally sound management of WEEE. the authorities of the ministry of the environment will chair the celebration, which will be transmitted via networks throughout the country
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    PREAL

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Various

    Countries:

    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

    Date(s):

    Various

    Activities:

    Workshop, News release, Social media, Public collection, Business collection

    Description: From e-waste collection campaigns to online workshops, a wide range of activities are planned under the UNIDO-GEF LAC e-waste project (PREAL) in a number of the participating countries.
    • Highlights include:
    •  Talk for the general public on 'how to reduce the impact of the electrical equipment we use and the e-waste we generate', (29 September, organised by Red UNA STEM of the National University, Costa Rica)
    • 'Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on E-waste in the first three quarters of 2020' Conversation between Michelle Wagner, international expert, Scycle UNU, Eugenio Androvetto, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, and Pablo Hernández, ASEGIRE (organised by PREAL Costa Rica/Ministry of Health, Costa Rica)
    • Virtual discussion aimed at university students - 'What is e-waste and how is it managed?' "System of Networks of Technological Waste Companies in Panama". (13 October, organised by the Ministry of Health, Panama)
    • E-waste collection campaign - Chepo, Panama, Universidad de Panama, Ministry of Health HQ (14 October, organised by the Ministry of Health, Panama)
    • Workshops with the academic sector (19 October, organised by PREAL Guatemala)
    • Demonstration of key e-waste management processes (separation/classification) by e-waste treatment companies (14 October, organised by the Ministry of Ecosocialism, Venezuela)
    • Promotion of infographics on the national e-waste situation (promoted by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina)
    • The Project will also support the IEWD social media campaign and various videos, infographics and other materials related to e-waste will be shared through the Project on and around 14 October.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    RECOLECC

    Organisation website:

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    Social:

    City:

    LIMA

    Country:

    Peru

    Date(s):

    09/09 pre-launch, the 10/13 Official Launch and the campaign in its first stage will last until 12/31.

    Activities:

    Campaign "WEEEcycle in order to Help"

    Description: Campaign "WEEEcycle in order to Help" in favor of children with burns: - Promote responsible consumption by companies and raise awareness on the issue of waste management among different actors, co-finance the treatment of patients who have suffered burns from ANIQUEM and also preserve the environment. - Companies and private institutions in the country can join by donating their waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and ferrous and non-ferrous material. During the global pandemic of covid-19 and the consequent quarantine, there has been an increase of 30% of cases of children with burns in our country, according to the National Institute of Child Health. At a global level, the Generation of Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment reaches a new world record, with 53.6 million tons in 2019 and only 17.4% of the world's electronic waste was recycled and properly collected and recycled in Peru. There is a special WEEE Management and Handling Regime that establishes recovery as the first purpose and final disposal as the last. Given this fact, the Association to Help the Burned Child (ANIQUEM); Recolecc and Comimtel Recycling, joined forces to carry out "WEEEcycle in order to help" together with the Ministry of the Environment of Peru within the framework of its PERÚ LIMPIO Program promoting this campaign.
    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    RECOLECC

    Organisation website:

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    LIMA

    Country:

    Peru

    Date(s):

    October 2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Internet news, Public Campaign - Social media, Public collection, Business collection, Workshop

    Description: National Initiative "WEEEcycle to Help" in favor of children with burns: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WEEEcycle initiative was born to help, which promotes compliance with the regulatory-environmental framework in the management and handling of WEEE, responsible recycling, and raising awareness among the different actors in the chain of consumption of electrical and electronic devices, which has been generating important environmental benefits, actions to prevent health risks and the co-financing of treatments for patients who have suffered burns in the middle of the ANIQUEM pandemic. - Companies and private institutions in the country can join managing their waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) through the Collective Management System of WEEE-RECOLECC. During the global pandemic of covid-19 and the subsequent quarantine, there has been a 50% increase in the cases of children with burns in our country, according to the National Institute of Child Health of Peru. According to the UN, in 2021 each person on the planet will produce an average of 7.6 kg of electronic waste, which means that 57.4 million tons will be generated worldwide. Only 17.4 percent of this e-waste containing a mixture of harmful substances and precious materials will be recorded as properly collected, treated and recycled. This initiative involves the main cities of the country Arequipa, Moquegua, Cajamarca, Huánuco, Lima, Cusco among others. In Peru there is a special WEEE Management and Management Regime that establishes the recovery of materials as the first purpose and the final disposal as the last, and with the recent publication of a table of penalties and sanctions by the environmental supervisory authority, the management of this special type of waste becomes more relevant. Given this fact, the Collective WEEE Management System - RECOLECC together with the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, the Association for Aid to the Burned Child (ANIQUEM), the treatment company Comimtel Recycling, together with Regional Governments, Provincial Municipalities and private companies from different mining, energy, oil and industrial sectors, among others, joined forces to implement the national initiative "Raeecicla para Ayudar" that has been generating important results.

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    The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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