Title: The Multilevel Dynamics of EU and U.S. Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Electronic Waste
Authors: Biedenkopf, Katja #
Series Editors: Nihoul, Paul L.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Éditions Larcier
Series Title: Europe(s)
Host Document: L'Union européenne et les États-Unis: Processus, politiques et projets / The European Union and the United States: Processes, Policies, and Projects pages:189-210
Article number: 11
Abstract: This chapter compares and connects environmental policy in the EU and the U.S. It analyses policies addressing the environmental and human health impact of waste electrical and electronic products (e-waste). The observations made in the case of e-waste policy exemplify some of the broader dynamics in transatlantic environmental policy. Although the EU and the U.S. have introduced e-waste policies, they differ significantly in both scope and approach. The EU pioneered policies addressing the treatment of e-waste in the 1990s and early 2000s. The U.S. followed shortly afterwards with a number of voluntary efforts at the federal level and legislation at the state level. This chapter presents and compares the e-waste policies on either side of the Atlantic. It offers an explanation for transatlantic regulatory differences and argues that there is a connection between the developments in the EU and the U.S. Regardless of the observed differences, EU e-waste policy affected policy-making in the U.S.
ISBN: 9782804451882
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
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