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About the project

Project for E-waste Reverse Logistics Improvement - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

E-waste Reverse Logistics execution is promoted.

Actions to improve E-waste Reverse Logistics are presented in the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

  1. Activities:

    1. Conduct a survey in Sao Paulo State on the current E-waste generation, treatment, recycle, and potential amount to summarize into an inventory.
    2. Define a current flow of E-waste in Sao Paulo State and organize it into an E-waste stream chart.
    3. Identify the areal coverage, target e-waste, and stakeholders for the Pilot Project.
  2. Activities:

    1. Establich a technical committee.
    2. Define hypothesis, conditions(*1) and coordinating means for the Reverse Logistics Pilot Project for target E-waste and agree them among the stakeholders.(*1: Definition of target E-waste, rough cost estimates and its sharing plan, collection mechanism, coordinating among the stakeholders such as manufacturing and distribution industries, consumers, cooperatives, governmental agencies, and consistency with the federal sectorial agreement)
    3. Examine an operating process of the Reverse Logistics system flow(*2) and experiment the system as a Pilot Project. (*2: collection, temporal storage, transportation, sorting and disassembling, recycling, sales of recovered material, and final disposal of useless residuals)
    4. Carry out public relations and awareness raising activities for consumers and businesses during the Pilot Project.
    5. Participate in the discussion meetings of economic incentive measures including tax relief and preferential loan mechanism, in order to promote capital investment from private sectors for Reserve Logistics.
    6. Conduct a basic survey to introduce the Reverse Logistics system flow, proposed in 2-2, into a selected different municipality(s).
    7. List lessons learned to be submitted to the CORI (Orientation Committee for Reverse Logistics), based on the verification of result of the Pilot Project.
  3. Activities:

    1. Define fundamental points to be monitored, necessary licenses, and technical standards to establish a system of supervising Reverse Logistics.
    2. Experiment a monitoring and reporting system in the Reverse Logistics Pilot Project (2-2) to have a functional system based on the discussion with stakeholders.
    3. Develop guidelines on monitoring Reverse Logistics for the national, state and municipal governments.
    4. Develop guidelines for private sector to report Reverse Logistics.
  • MDIC (Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade)
  • MMA (Ministry of Environment)
  • Sao Paulo Municipality

September of 2014 to September of 2017


Joint Coordination Committee
  • Brazilian Side





  • Japanese Side


    Embassy of Japan(*1)

    JICA Experts

Project Team
  • Counterparts




  • JICA Experts
Technical Committee
  • Federal Government




  • São Paulo State


  • São Paulo City





  • Associations (*2)





    ABRAS/APAS, etc.

  • Cooperatives/NGOs (*2)

    COOPERMITI, etc.

  • JICA Experts

*1 Japanese Embassy is observer. Other observer(s) may be appointed.

*2 Other private companies such as reverse logistics and recycling company maybe appointed on necessity.