Ministry of Environment and the Telecommunications company Claro, have signed
an agreement that aims to create a platform for inter-agency collaboration to
implement mechanisms for coordination and cooperation, promoting the activities
of mutual interest and benefit, for the purpose of disseminating issues linked
to environmental management and conservation and sustainable use of natural
In this context, CLARO has been developing some time ago its iniciative "I recycle, I'm Claro" initiative that seeks to promote concern
for environmental care in the population through responsible disposal of cell
phones, batteries and accessories in disuse , nationwide.
In Peru, electronic waste (RAEE) such as cell phones, for
example, generate about 250 tons of electronic waste, stored improperly, cause
environmental damage and health of people due to the high toxicity of its small
components produced based on metals and minerals such as aluminum, copper,
iron, zinc, lead, tin, among others.
In this regard, the Ministry of Environment undertakes to
support all initiatives and events undertaken in the framework of this
strategic alliance for the benefit of a better quality of life and environment
for all Peruvians.
For its part, CLARO, through such actions, seeks to
implement the necessary mechanisms to strengthen the culture of recycling in
the country, while providing all the Peruvians a sustainable alternative to
discard all those teams that are no longer used in a responsible manner, without
causing further damage to the environment.
(Source:MINAM - Peru)