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Future E-Waste Scenarios

2019

United Nations Environment Programme United Nations University

StEP, UNU, and UNEP IETC worked extensively on e-waste issues and made an attempt to look into the future of the problem in order to initiate policy level discussions on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Having insight into the future will help policymakers and industrie...

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Decent work in the management of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste)

2019

International Labour Organization

This research work promotes decent work in e-waste management and furthers the international exchange and understanding of the issue. In the study, there is fact-finding evidence on the engagement of cooperatives, social enterprises and other types of organizations in the e-wa...

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Successful electronic waste management initiatives

2018

International Telecommunication Union

This report provided an overview of some examples and experiences of effective WEEE management initiatives from around the world. These initiatives could serve as a basis for developing best practice in the sound management of e-waste and could be replicated in other parts of ...

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L.1021: Extended producer responsibility - Guidelines for sustainable e-waste management

2018

International Telecommunication Union

This Recommendation offers a description of the extended producer responsibility (EPR) system in dealing with e-waste. It expands on the different existing forms of EPR globally, not only in theoretical terms, but also with a practical view on their feasibility, challenges, an...

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E-waste statistics guidelines on classification, reporting and indicators

2018

These guidelines proposed 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 captured the most important elements of e-waste and is relevant...

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Developing an e-waste national policy and regulatory framework for Malawi

2018

International Telecommunication Union

This report presents the development of a national policy and regulatory framework, including a strategy and action plan for electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) management in Malawi. It provides an overview of the current e-waste treatment and a forecast of e-waste volum...

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L.1030: E-waste management framework for countries

2018

International Telecommunication Union

Recommendation ITU-T L.1030 provides a management framework for e-waste to countries. It summarizes the different steps that countries need to adopt in order to put in place an e-waste management system. The different steps of the e-waste management system described in this Re...

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Solid Waste Management in Cities

2018

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

This module describes how the 2030 target of reducing the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management can be achieved by considering proportion of urban solid waste regularly c...

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Prevention-intervention strategies to reduce exposure to e-waste.

2018

World Health Organization

This article presents case studies of e-waste recycling scenarios and intervention approaches to reduce or prevent exposures to the hazardous substances in e-waste that may be broadly applicable to diverse situations. Drawing on parallels identified in these cases, this paper ...

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E-waste Statistics: Guidelines on Classifications, Reporting and Indicators (Russian)

2018

United Nations University

Currently, only a few countries have a uniform measurement system for waste electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste or WEEE). However, there is already substantial data available for both developed and less-developed countries that relate to e-waste statistics. In order t...

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