International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste) Online publication date: Mon, 24-Aug-2009
by Sunil Herat
International Journal of Environmental Engineering (IJEE), Vol. 1, No. 4, 2009
Abstract: Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and State of California in the USA have adopted Advanced Recycling Fee systems. United Nations through Basel Convention adopted the Nairobi declaration on e-waste in 2006. The paper deals with latest developments on the major international laws, regulations and activities related to e-waste.
Online publication date: Mon, 24-Aug-2009
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