Diagnóstico de la gestión y tratamiento de los residuos de aparatos eléctricos y electrónicos en el cantón Cuenca: caso de estudio
Gómez Gallegos, Gabriel Alberto
Quindi Pomavilla, María Toa
The increase and technological development of the electric and electronic equipment like computers, cellphones, printers, brings problems of wastes that result from the equipment due to these equipment has hazardous substances that are potentially toxics (mercury, chromium ) and also valuable materials like gold and copper. The level of increase of these wastes is growing. Ecuador, especially Cuenca is not the exception to this problem, so, an analysis of management and treatment of the wastes in the city is very important. For this study was necessary a deep evaluating about this problem in the country, especially an analysis about treatment of these wastes. The propose of this study was investigate and analyze the management and treatment of electric and electronic waste (e-waste) in Cuenca and do environmental impact assessment that produce a cellphone in your life cycle like case study. The e-waste Country Assessment methodology and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) were used for do this thesis.