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Instruction Manual on the Prosecution of Illegal Traffic of Hazardous Wastes or other Wastes

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This manual is intended to provide guidance for those involved in the prosecution of cases of illegal traffic in hazardous or other wastes within the scope of the Basel Convention. Global in scope, it is intended to provide practical information that will be particularly relev...

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The Best-of-2-Worlds philosophy: developing local dismantling and global infrastructure network for sustainable e-waste treatment in emerging economies.

2012

United Nations University

This paper introduces the 'Best-of-2-Worlds' philosophy (Bo2W), which provides a network and pragmatic solution for e-waste treatment in emerging economies. It seeks technical and logistic integration of 'best' pre-processing in developing countries to manually dismantle e-was...

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Skills for green jobs - A global view

2011

International Labour Organization

This report studied different countries approaches to reveal how the potential for new and better jobs in greener industries is being realized, and, how countries have succeeded in adjusting their training provision to meet new demand; how skill gaps are delaying the green tra...

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Rapport technique de diagnostic national des mouvements transfrontières et de la gestion des DEEE en Benin

2011

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

The Benin e-Waste Country Assessment, comprising Component 1 and 2 of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention e-Waste Africa Project, was undertaken in Benin between November 2009 and January 2011. The study subjects included; importers and distributers, assemblers, consumers,...

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Collection of Municipal Solid Waste , Key issues for Decision-makers in Developing Countries

2011

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

The collection of municipal solid waste is a public service that has important impacts on public health and the appearance of towns and cities. Unfortunately many urban administrations seem to be losing the battle of coping with the ever-increasing quantities of waste. The cha...

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StEP Green Paper on E-waste Indicators

2011

This paper presents the results of a project aiming to comparatively evaluate the performance of e-waste policies in four European countries (Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Switzerland). Such a comparative analysis could help identify best policy practices used by governmen...

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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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E-waste Inspection and Enforcement Manual

2011

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This manual offers practical guidance and background information to regulatory and enforcement officers who deal with the transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). While actions of both export and ...

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One WEEE, many species: Lessons from the European experience

2011

United Nations University

The European Union’s (EU) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was essentially in response to the toxicity of e-waste — to ensure that it was collected and treated in an environmentally sound manner. This paper identifies some key features of the Directiv...

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The Dutch WEEE Flows

2011

United Nations University

In 2010, around 7.5 kg per inhabitant of WEEE is reported on a national level as being collected and treated by Wecycle and ICT~Milieu, the two main organizations that implement WEEE producer responsibility in the Netherlands. This is 28% compared to the new WEEE recast level ...

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