E-Cycling: Linking Trade and Environmental Law in the EC and the U.S.

Dr. Kalimo's legal and policy analysis explores the phenomenon recycling throughout the entire product life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials, to the production and marketing of goods, to the use of those goods and to the management of the resulting wastes. In this light, he shows how trade law interacts and can function within the demands and needs of the evolving environmental legal paradigm.

Overall, the work provides more than one hundred examples of just how and when modern environmental and free trade law converge in the practical context of recycling of electronics such as mobile phones and personal computers in the internal markets of the EC and the U.S.

E-Cycling is an ideal text for anyone navigating the myriad legal issues surrounding environmental protection and free trade. With holistic, horizontal guidelines and innovative use of charts and figures, the book will contribute to the effectiveness and coherence of public policy-making on the environmental law, trade law, and constitutional law levels.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
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Biographical Note

Harri Kalimo (LL.D., M.Sc. (Econ & BA)) is a Legal Counsel at Nokia Corporation, presently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University and Université Libre de Bruxelles. He has conducted research at Harvard Law School and NYU School of Law and taught at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Review Quotes

" E-CYCLING is a welcome addition to an increasingly significant area of scholarship-the complex relationship between international trade and environmental protection. Kalimo provides important guidance in the search for a forward-looking solution to the growing volume of electronic 'waste' internationally."
Frances G. Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
" Harri Kalimo's multifaceted book engages the reader, through the hot practical topic of electronics recycling, in a thoughtful and thorough discussion of the latest law and policy of environmental protection and free trade, and offers interesting novel perspectives into combining these two fields in a positive fashion. The book is set to provide valuable insights to environmental and trade experts, practitioners and academics, American and European readers alike. "
Damien Geradin, Director, Institute for European Legal Studies, University of Liège

Table of contents

PART I; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1: Background, Intention and Structure; PART II;
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, TRADE LAW, AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING; Chapter 2: Regulatory Competition; Chapter 4: Recycling Electronics—Preliminary Practical
and Legal Viewpoints; PART III; ELECTRONICS RECYCLING AT THE CROSSROADS OF
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND TRADE LAW; Chapter 5: Product Requirements on Recycling Electronics; Chapter 6: Waste Electronics; Chapter 7: Recycling Schemes; Chapter 8: Extended Producer Responsibility; Chapter 9: Market-Based Tools; Chapter 10: Information Requirements; PART IV; TOWARDS MUTUALLY REINFORCING
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND TRADE LAW; Chapter 11: Conclusions; Annexes; Annex 1: Recycling Technologies for Electronics; Annex 2: Examples of Design for the Environment Tools Deploying a Life-Cycle Analysis; Annex 3: Marketable Rights—A Hypothetical Illustration; Bibliography; List of Cases; Table of Legal Provisions; Index.

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