Challenges and opportunities in electrical and electronic waste management. Case study: City of Santa Fe, Argentina

In this workshop, we will present a case study on municipal waste management, with a focus on electrical and electronic waste (WEEE), in the City of Santa Fe (Argentina).

The main goal of the management at the facility has been to establish a culture of valorization of resources by reusing/repairing objects or recovering materials that are usually considered waste.

This management strategy includes the recovery of different waste fractions such as:

  • organic waste
  • traditional recoverable waste (metal, paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, etc.)
  • clothing or textile materials
  • WEEE.

Specifically, the WEEE management includes:

  • Collection
  • Transport to the processing plant
  • First classification (separation)
  • Repair and reuse when possible
  • Disassembling and classification
  • Disposal of hazardous waste
  • Recovery of non-hazardous plastics, metals, and printed circuit boards


Monday October 2, 2023
From 12:15 to 13:15


Gratuit / Free


514 996-5104


Room: M-5519 (room capacity: 20 people) Lassonde pavilion, Polytechnique Montreal

Online: (Meeting ID: 853 8561 6709 and Passcode: 132815)

Joint activity with the UNESCO Chair in GSE and CREATE SEED