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Title: Discussion Paper on the Sustainable International Management of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment

Date: July 2009

Description: The sustainable international management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is complex due to the toxic content and increasing rate of accumulation of this waste stream as well as the many environmental, social and economic factors involved. CIELAP sees this as a rapidly emerging issue for which current methods of management are inadequate. A proactive, multi-stakeholder approach, including the development of appropriate policy, is needed for the sustainable global management of this waste stream. This paper explores the range of different perspectives that exist with regard to this complex issue, including environmental, economic, social and legal perspectives, in order to provide the background for discussion on how to move forward.

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