Smart Regulation and Enforcement of Illegal Disposal of Electronic Waste
Policy Essay, special issue White Collar Crime and Risk
This policy essay discusses the potential of smart regulation on the basis of supply-chain regulation by the European Union (EU), and in particular the regulatory enforcement policy of e-waste in the Netherlands. In this policy essay, we first describe this approach as an example of smart regulation, by analyzing (1) how the supply-chain approach aims to prevent illegal export, (2) what effects can be expected of self-regulation and third-party regulation (3) how public enforcement is organized. We then broaden our analysis from the e-waste supply chain to the more general issue of the life-cycle of metals in electronics, to demonstrate that a solution to the problem of e-waste may be not in further criminalizing e-waste, but in better regulation of the recycling market.
|Keywords||electronic waste, enforcement, illegal export|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-9133.2010.00652.x, hdl.handle.net/1765/20115|
|Journal||Criminology and Public Policy|
van Erp, J.G, & Huisman, W. (2010). Smart Regulation and Enforcement of Illegal Disposal of Electronic Waste. Criminology and Public Policy, 9(3), 579–590. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9133.2010.00652.x