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E-waste Assessment Methodology Training & Reference Manual

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This document presented the methodology for performing a country assessment in order to understand the current framework conditions, including a review of the current legislation, a stakeholder assessment, a mass flow assessment (inventory) and an environmental & socio-economi...

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Greening ICT supply chains – Survey on conflict minerals due diligence initiatives

2012

International Telecommunication Union

This survey details and assesses the existing conflict minerals supply chain due diligence initiatives (incorporating national and international legislation, as well as industry-, government- and multistakeholder led schemes) that address the management of the broader spectrum...

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E-waste Africa Project Component Four

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

The E-waste Africa Project is a comprehensive programme aimed at enhancing the environmental governance of e-wastes and at creating favorable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa. It has been implemented in the ...

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E-waste Country Assessment Nigeria

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This report presents a national e-waste assessment for Nigeria and investigates the situation with regard to e-waste looking into, inter alia, trends of EEE imports, use and e-waste generation. The Nigerian study is part of the e-waste Africa project of the Secretariat of the ...

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The global impact of e-waste: Addressing the challenge

2012

International Labour Organization

This paper will elaborate on the issues posed by e-waste, the scale of its use, destinations for the trans-boundary trade flow in e-waste, risks to workers, labour and employment issues, chemicals of concern, OSH aspects, and the legal framework. It will take a systems analysi...

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A systematic and compatible classification of WEEE

2012

United Nations University

This paper proposes a systematic classification of WEEE, enabling improved scope definition and better comparability of performance results. It is organized based on three essential perspectives: product type, waste management, and legislative relevancy. The proposed classific...

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L.1001: External universal power adapter solutions for stationary information and communication technology devices

2012

International Telecommunication Union

Recommendation ITU-T L.1001 provided requirements for a universal power adapter solution (UPA) for stationary information and communication technology (ICT) devices that will reduce the number of power adapters that are produced by widening their application by more devices, t...

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End-of-life management for ICT equipment

2012

International Telecommunication Union

The growing volumes of end-of-life (EOL)and near end-of-life ICT equipment around the globe is becoming a matter of concern, particularly as ICT equipment is characterized by high demand and a relatively short life-span. The failure to close the loop on e-waste leads not only ...

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International policy response towards potential supply and demand distortions of scarce metals

2012

This paper takes account of international policies that relate to potential supply and demand distortions of geochemically scarce metals, using indium and tellurium, which are found in thin-film photovoltaics, as examples. The findings of a search among major global institutio...

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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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