Press release: New report offers guidance to e-waste management in Latin America

International collaboration yields region-specific e-waste roadmap

Geneva, 19 May 2015 – A study undertaken by ITU in collaboration with other international and regional organizations has concluded with the release of a report outlining the state of e-waste management in Latin America. The report offers guidance to the region on the steps to be taken towards environmentally sustainable e-waste management. e-Waste is one of the world’s fastest-growing waste streams, with an estimated 42-million metric tons generated in 2014. Developing countries are known to bear the largest e-waste burden. Often ill-equipped to treat e-waste efficiently, these countries have first-hand experience of the adverse effects of e-waste on the environment and on the health of citizens.

For full text see:    http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/14.aspx

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