Crackdown on Illegal Waste Trade By Interpol

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project was launched by the international policing organization to focus on illegal waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) trade and the increasing threat to global environmental health and security.

Illegally transported or dumped, electronic waste poses serious health risks due to substances such as mercury, which can pollute the environment and cause health problems. The project is targeting three main groups – government policy actors, law enforcement agencies and the electronics and e-waste industries. The goal of the project is to identify the existing policy, regulatory, procedural and technical gaps which criminals exploit in order to illegally transport and dispose of e-waste and to recommend solutions.

Read more about the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade project and how it will encourage a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of the illegal trade in e-waste.