The environmental and economic impacts of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) processing in urban Global South urban: a comparative analysis between São Paulo Macrometropole (Brazil) and Greater Accra Region (Ghana)
The production of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has increased globaly throughout the 21st century, raising concerns in the scientific field about the impacts that the processing (recycling) of these materials can generate in the environment and the economy, especially in the South Global, where studies on the subject are still at an embryonic stage. The comparative study between São Paulo Macrometropole (Brazil) and Greater Accra Region (Ghana) is seen as a possibility to understand the different forms of processing this waste in countries that have distinct environmental legislation and economic organizations. In addition, the research theme proposed in this project contributes to and adds to the FAPESP Thematic Project "Environmental Governance of the Paulista Macrometropole in face of climatic variability", especially to Subproject 1: "Governance of Environmental Sanitation and Analysis of Vulnerabilities of the Paulista Macrometropole".
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