Towards Circularity: E-Waste: Peru
I wanted to see what electronics reuse and recycling looks like on the ground. I chose to visit Peru in 2016 as a first stop because much attention on the flows of electronic scrap focuses on Africa and Asia, not Latin America. I also chose Peru because both waste pickers and registered recyclers (the informal and formal sectors) collect and process electronic scrap, it faces challenges in managing its solid waste, and it has a healthy consumer market where different income levels all typically have access to electronics devices. I sought to understand if lessons from Lima could help inform how countries with similar demographics can safely manage their used electronics and flows of e-scrap.