Fines for the Improper Use of Electronic and Electrical Waste (AEE)
Environmental attorney Margarita Solorza was quoted in an article in Asuntos Legales about the management of electronic and electrical waste (RAEE) in Colombia. A bill introduced in 2013 established guidelines for adopting a public policy for comprehensive RAEE management, which applies to individuals or legal entities that import, produce, market or consume these products and manage their respective waste. Since then, the National Policy for Comprehensive RAEE Management and a new policy in 2018 have been issued, which establish the responsibilities of the producer and marketer. Ms. Solorza explained that the policy aims to change the way we buy, use and dispose of RAEE and raise awareness of their negative impacts on health and the environment by reevaluating the concept of "waste" to extend the product life cycle.
"The Resolution 851 of 2022 aims to establish the national classification of AEE and its waste, as well as the guidelines and requirements for collection systems," she said.