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Worldwide Impacts of Substance Restrictions of ICT Equipment

2011

This paper was developed to depict the worldwide impacts of substance restrictions of ICT equipment. It comprises an overview on hazardous materials in electronics and on the worldwide substance restrictions, which were implemented in the European Union, China, California, Jap...

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Work Improvement for Safe Home: Action manual for improving safety and health of E-waste workers

2019

International Labour Organization

An illustrated manual that aims to assist e-waste workers in improving their safety, health, and productivity and shows many low-cost ideas that e-waste workers can easily adopt by using locally-available materials. This manual consists of a 22-item action-checklist and ninete...

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Where are WEee in Africa? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa Programme

2011

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This document introduced to the knowledge generated through the numerous studies and activities of the E-waste Africa project in the form of conclusions and recommendations primarily for stakeholders in the project partner countries, but also for stakeholders in other African ...

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WEEE/E-waste Management Report Phnom Penh Municipality

2009

United Nations Environment Programme

This report discusses how the government of Cambodia is addressing current gaps and future needs to properly manage E-wastes in the PPM. Its specific objectives include building the national and local capacity in Cambodia on inventorization and management of E-waste by underta...

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Waste Mercury Perspective: 2010-2035 From global to regional

2018

United Nations University

In the hope of supporting the Minamata Convention Parties in implementing its provisions in a more coordinated matter, the “Waste Mercury Perspective” report provides a forecast of the volume of waste mercury in electric and electronic products, and in a set of other non-elect...

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Waste Crime - Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge

2015

United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the latest research findings, and involvement from practitioners such as the formal waste sector, inspectors, law enforcement officers and prosecutors. It provides insight into the possible scale and features of the main drivers, along with case st...

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Used and End of Life electrical and electronic equipment imported into Liberia

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

Obsolete electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) produced worldwide and specifically in African countries, together with the absence of well-organized collection and management systems has manifold impacts on the environment, the health of local communities and the economic ...

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UNU & WHO Survey on E-waste and its Health Impact on Children

2013

United Nations University

Following the launch of a new initiative by WHO addressing electronic waste and child health, the United Nations University (UNU), which hosts the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, and WHO carried out an on-line survey with a wider body of experts. This survey ai...

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Transforming E-waste into jobs and business business opportunities in Cambodia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

This letter introduced to a project which aims to strengthen capacities for increased business opportunities in the electronics industry and create e-waste management skills and knowledge.

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Transboundary Movements of Used and WEEE - Estimates From the European Union Using Trade Statistics

2016

United Nations University

Many uncertainties exist when analyzing e-waste related trade data, mainly due to a lack of proper registration in custom registries for e‐waste. Considering these drawbacks of applying trade data to identify the used EEE or e‐waste trade flows, this report aims to discriminat...

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