Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have done tremendous work in addressing Ewaste challenges Dominica Republic leads the way in this endeavor but unfortunately the English speaking Caribbean has been left behind.
Between the BCRC and KCDI this gap will be closed. It is the intention of the BCRC base on their 2012-2013 work-plan to establish working relationships within the region to try and address the numerous challenges.It is ofconcern to note that Haiti, Grenada, and Suriname are not party to the BCRC and with action allows Ewaste to enter the respective member state with out the proper handling and transportation guidelines.
There being no governmental collection initiative in member state countries within the English speaking Caribbean the proper handling, transportation and disposal of E-waste continues to be a challenge the results being 80% of usable E-Waste are sent to developing countries to be reuse,recycle or disposed of, many of these developing countries especially those which are not party to the Basel Convention become dumping for these E-waste product.
Each of us can act now get involve help save the Caribbean Environment. Call the Basel Convention Regional Center for the Caribbean which is located in Trinidad
Dr. Ahman Khan- Director (1-868) 662-2855623 As how you or your organization can fit within their 2012-2013 Work Plan.