Producer Responsibility: A Solution to e-Waste in the Developing World?

From Lund University (2011, September 16). “Producer responsibility solution to electronic waste in developing countries” ScienceDaily.

How can legislation be used to avoid hazardous waste being dumped where it could poison people and the environment in developing countries? Introducing producer responsibility could be one solution, says Panate Manomaivibool of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden, in a new thesis. Read the article here.

(The “producer responsibility” approach to e-waste management requires manufacturers to pay for recycling. This creates an incentive for manufacturers to design more environmentally friendly products. Most states in the US use a producer responsibility basis for electronics recycling.)