Geographic Positioning and Flow Management for Electric and Electronic Equipment Waste (e-waste): Case of Chile and Generalizations for South-American Countries

Ximena Vargas, Jesús González-Feliux, William Sarache, Alexis Olmedo, Claudio Azat, Romina Cayumil, Gustavo Gatica

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Abstract

Logistics is historically defined as the tool to provide the necessary commodities in a timely manner. Today, logistics is not only responsible for supplying, but also for the recovery and transformation of various products. In this context, electrical-electronic waste is toxic and pollutes the environment. Therefore, governments, under international regulations, must define public policies for its collection, collection and recovery. The proposed methodology is based on a quantitative case study and follows 5 steps: Analysis of the context and background, based on secondary data processing, data retrieval and processing, data geolocation, indicator construction and analysis and generalization. The positioning and flow management for these products by private companies in Chile is presented. The volumes and type of waste, allows to visualize how South America is 30 years behind Europe. The study highlights the role that governments and private companies should have to mitigate the environmental effects. The study generated showed that from 2014 to date the number of recycling points for plastic, glass, cans, cardboard and, above all, large and small electrical and electronic items, have increased satisfactorily. The study shows the need to collaborate directly with the central government authorities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Research in Technologies, Information, Innovation and Sustainability - First International Conference, ARTIIS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsTeresa Guarda, Filipe Portela, Manuel Filipe Santos
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages641-652
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030902407
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Technologies, Information, Innovation and Sustainability, ARTIIS 2021 - La Libertad, Ecuador
Duration: 25 Nov 202127 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1485 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Technologies, Information, Innovation and Sustainability, ARTIIS 2021
Country/TerritoryEcuador
CityLa Libertad
Period25/11/2127/11/21

Keywords

  • Best practices
  • E-recycling
  • E-waste
  • Public policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics

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