Jan 16 - Indonesia to Control E-Waste

Indonesia is planning to implement new rules requiring manufactures to cover the costs of collecting and recycling their own e-waste. The control of e-waste is an integral part of Indonesia's commitment to managing hazardous waste, as called for in the international 1989 Basel Convention on the Disposal of Hazardous Waste, which Indonesia is party to. Such extended producer responsibility laws require manufactures of hazardous materials to bear the costs of their proper disposal.

Herri Hamdani, a member of Indonesia's State Ministry for the Environment, told the Jakarta Post that extended producer responsibilitiy laws are tried and true:

The EPR has been widely-practiced in a number of countries. We want to adopt it here. The headquarters of some manufacturers are already familiar with the policy.

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