Brazil and Japan evaluate cooperation in reverse logistics

Focusing on the disposal of electronic wastes, an agreement signed by both countries in 2014 has a pilot project in the region of Lapa, in São Paulo.

The project of the Cooperation Agreement for Improvements in the Reverse Logistics System to evaluate the reverse logistics of the electronic wastes (E-Waste) reaches the final evaluation stage. The first meeting of the final stage took place on Friday (05/26) at the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC).

The agreement, the result of a partnership between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Brazilian government, was signed on October 10, 2013, with the proposal of identifying opportunities to improve the reverse logistics system of the electronic wastes through exchanges of experiences with Japanese organizations. The first stage of the project, which consisted of a visit to all links of the reverse logistics chain of the electronic wastes in Japan, carried out by those responsible for each stage of the system in Brazil.

The second stage of the project is a pilot experiment in the Lapa region, in the city of São Paulo. The objective of the project is to study the flow of electronic equipments discarded by consumers, through the “Descarte On” project.

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