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Title: E-waste management in Ecuador, current situation and perspectives
Authors: Tello Guerrero, Marco Andres
Vanegas Peña, Paul Fernando
Martinez Moscoso, Fernando Andres
Sucozhañay Calle, Dolores Catalina
Paño Yañez, Pablo Jose
Craps, Marc
Izquierdo Torres, Ismael Fernando
Keywords: Extended producer responsibility
E-waste management
Informal recycling
E-waste regulations
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatiamplio: 5. Ciencias Sociales
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatidetallado: 5.2.1 Economía
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientofrascatiespecifico: 5.2 Economía y Negocios
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescoamplio: 03 - Ciencias Sociales, Periodismo e Información
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescodetallado: 0311 - Economía
metadata.dc.ucuenca.areaconocimientounescoespecifico: 031 - Ciencias Sociales y Ciencias del Comportamiento
Issue Date: 2020
metadata.dc.ucuenca.embargoend: 1-Dec-2050
metadata.dc.ucuenca.paginacion: 479-515
metadata.dc.source: Handbook of Electronic Waste Management: International Best Practices and Case Studies
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817030-4.00013-9
Publisher: Elsevier
metadata.dc.type: CAPÍTULO DE LIBRO
E-Waste is a global concern because of its accelerated generation rate and increasing impact on the environment. Latin America generated 4.2 Mt of E-waste in 2016. In Ecuador, the amount of E-waste generated increased from 73 kt in 2014 to 90 kt in 2016. This chapter presents an overview of the current situation of E-waste management in Ecuador. The study starts by exploring common issues in Latin America. Then, the country’s situation is analyzed under the lens of the integrated and sustainable waste management framework. This analysis reveals that although the country faces several challenges, such as inefficient collection, improper disposal, limited financial resources, lack of a legal framework, and insufficient data on generation and composition, there are also opportunities for improvement. The Constitution of Ecuador considers nature as a subject of rights, which supports the development of environmental policies and legislation. This work presents a diagnostic for decision making performed in a National Workshop on E-waste management using the Systemic Design of Solutions, and sets a baseline for further research. © 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dspace.ucuenca.edu.ec/handle/123456789/35427
ISBN: 978-012817030-4
ISSN: 0000-0000
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