Electronic Waste in Mexico

 Mexico ranks second in Latin America in the production of Electronic Waste (E-Waste) with 1.1 million tonnes per year according to the latest available official data, representing a serious environmental and health problem due to the presence of heavy metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that can significantly affect socio-environmental systems.


RAECO: The Comprehensive Sustainable Consumption App

With the aim of reducing the environmental and health effects of the consumption culture and E-Wastes’ poor management, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, hand in hand with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), created a mobile application that allows users to consolidate a sustainable consumption culture through its different features.

RAECO’s main feature is to be a national geolocation platform for E-Waste collection centres, a quality it shares with its official online platform, in which you can also find blog posts regarding electronics recycling and environmental education. In addition, it is an interactive application where users can add repair centres and events, such as recycling campaigns in their areas.

The “Recycle, Repair and Share” section gives its users the ability to explore different infographics on sustainable consumption, circular economy and repair shops. Meanwhile, the “Responsible Consumption” segment allows the consultation of materials referring to

innovations in environmentally sustainable, critical and responsible consumption. Finally, RAECO has an “Educational Section”, where anyone will have the opportunity to learn the most important things about circular economy, sustainable consumption and POPs.

RAECO proves to be a mobile application whose integral composition enables the materialisation of a new culture of sustainable consumption and solidarity economic systems.


The Future with RAECO

RAECO is built to accommodate all types of audiences, due to its extensive content and capabilities. It works as an excellent introduction for young or inexperienced audiences, as well as a sustainable consumption tool for committed audiences.

Finally, RAECO presents an exceptional opportunity to take advantage of the synergies between private, public and civil society sectors, to contribute and build a new responsible and community-based perspective of technological consumption and waste management that will impact local, national and international well-being.


Download RAECO and start today your commitment to a sustainable future!

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