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Title: Improving sustainability of e-waste management through the systemic design of solutions: the cases of Colombia and Ecuador
Authors: Méndez Fajardo, Sandra
Boni, Heinz
Vanegas Peña, Paul Fernando
Sucozhañay Calle, Dolores Catalina
Keywords: E-waste
Extended producer responsibility
National policy
Stakeholder engagement
Sustainability
Systemic design
Waste electrical and electronic equipment
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: 2019
metadata.dc.ucuenca.embargoend: 31-Dec-2050
metadata.dc.ucuenca.paginacion: 443-478
metadata.dc.source: Handbook of Electronic Waste Management: International Best Practices and Case Studies
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817030-4.00012-7
Publisher: Elsevier
metadata.dc.type: CAPÍTULO DE LIBRO
Abstract: 
The rapid increase in consumption of electronic devices, coupled with the low development of effective regulatory frameworks, the missing engagement of the stakeholders, as well as the lack of awareness of consumers and widespread informal recycling activities have been identified as the main challenges for a sustainable management of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment WEEE or E-waste in developing countries. To tackle this situation, policymakers often take a simplistic approach focusing only on technical and economic aspects, while overlooking the interests of all stakeholders and the causality of the phenomenon. In contrast, many developed countries have implemented legislation incorporating the principle of extended producer responsibility, which requires a firm engagement of relevant actors to achieve effective cooperation. This chapter describes a systemic design methodology which ensures high-level involvement of all pertinent actors. It was successfully applied for the development of the national policy for WEEE management in Colombia (2014-16) and for identifying solutions shaped in a participatory process in Ecuador (2018).
URI: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85093494532&doi=10.1016%2fB978-0-12-817030-4.00012-7&partnerID=40&md5=3c140879ce8754273fd0741957c168d7
ISBN: 978-012817030-4
ISSN: 0000-0000
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