Quito, Ecuador, 13 August 2013
An ITU Workshop on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste in Latin America was held on 13 August 2013, in Quito, Ecuador at the kind invitation of Telefónica. This event was followed by a Workshop on "Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)" on 14 August also hosted by Telefónica at the same venue.
This workshop aimed at identifying major challenges and strategies associated with the management of e-waste in Latin America under the policy principle of Extended Producer Responsibility and the implementation of international standards. The workshop facilitated discussions among original equipment manufacturer (OEM), recycling companies, producer responsibility organizations (PRO), government authorities and academia enabling analysis of existing experiences and identification of suitable approaches to deal with challenges, including exploring the potential of regional solutions and the role of public-private partnerships.
This workshop brought together leading specialists in the field, from original equipment manufacturer (OEM), recycling companies, producer responsibility organizations (PRO), to government authorities, academia, policy-makers, regulators, standards experts and others.