27/12/2013

BCRC-Caribbean Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 1

The BCRC-Caribbean is pleased to present the latest edition of its newsletter. This issue of the BCRC-Caribbean Newsletter focuses on the theme of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) or e-waste. 

Articles in this issue provide an introduction to the issues associated with the generation and management of e-waste and the importance of sound management of such equipment upon reaching the end of their useful lives. The newsletter also presents how the issue of WEEE has been addressed under the international environmental governance framework and the work being performed to addressed the human and environmental health problems  caused by this waste stream. In addition, reports on two activities of the BCRC-Caribbean on e-waste are included: the assessment of WEEE data and management in Trinidad and Tobago and the regional capacity-building workshop on the environmentally sound management of WEEE in the Caribbean. As usual, the newsletter presents some selected publications on e-waste management and gives indication of some of the upcoming events in the waste and chemicals cluster.

The BCRC-Caribbean Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 1 is now available for download. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or leave your comments here on the blog!