During March 2019, over 30 representatives of 13 Latin American countries and international experts gathered in Costa Rica to learn and share experiences on e-waste management, from system design to health impacts.
The second expert meeting on the Management and Disposal of E-Waste in Latin America under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants was convened by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in co-operation with the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica and with co-financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The WEEE Forum’s Technical Manager, Lucia Herreras was one of the international experts invited to present at the E-waste Academy. She took participants through best practices on WEEE collection and financing implementation of EPR laws for policy makers.
The UNIDO-GEF project assists 13 countries with tackling the e-waste challenges in the region, with annual expert meetings providing an opportunity for the participating countries and institutions to get together and share knowledge and experience.
The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing fifty 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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