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    Global E-waste Monitor 2020

    The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 provides the most comprehensive overview of the global e-waste challenge, explains how it fits into international efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, and discusses how to create a sustainable society and circular economy. The report provides a national and regional analysis on e-waste quantities and legislative instruments, and makes predictions until 2030. It also encourages decision-makers to increase activities to measure and monitor e-waste using an internationally recognised methodological framework.

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    Global E-Waste Monitor 2017

    The Global E-waste Monitor 2017 provides the most comprehensive overview of global e-waste statistics and an unprecedented level of detail, including an overview of the magnitude of the e-waste problem in different regions. The report includes up-to-date information on the amounts of e-waste generated and recycled, makes predictions until 2021, and provides information on the progress made in terms of e-waste legislation.

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    E-WASTE Flyer

    The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) was founded in 2017 by the international Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations University (UNU) and the International Solid Waste Assosciation (ISWA). The objectives of this Partnership are to monitor developments of e-waste over time, and to help countries to produce e-waste statistics. The initiative will inform policy makers, industries, academia, media and the general public by enhancing the understanding and interpretation of global e-waste data and its relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    E-Waste Statistics Guidelines

    The e-waste statistics guidelines on classification reporting and indicators propose a sound measurement framework that integrates available statistical data and non-statistical data sources into e-waste statistics to improve comparability between countries. The framework captures the most important elements of e-waste and is relevant to all countries that aim to gather data and compile statistics on e-waste.


Our Mission

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in cooperation with the Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme co-hosted at the United Nations University (UNU) and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and the Solid Waste Association (ISWA), joined forces to create the Global e-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP). Its main objectives are to improve and collect worldwide e-waste statistics in an internationally standardised way. The Partnership will also raise visibility on the importance of tracking e-waste, and deliver capacity building workshops. In July 2020, the GESP published the Global E-waste Monitor 2020, now it its third edition, which shows continued global growth in the generation of e-waste.

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Surge in Global E-waste, up 21 per cent in 5 years

The third edition of The Global E-Waste Monitor 2020 launched today by the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), provides comprehensive insight to address the global e-waste challenge. A...

Global E-waste Monitor wins European Advanced SDG Award 2018

For its excellence in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the NEW WAYS Center for Sustainable Development Vienna/Austria awarded the Global E-waste Monitor the Eur...