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Manual on Steps to Establish and Implement Environmentally Sound Management for Used and Waste Computing Equipment

2017

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This manual provided governments and companies with an overview of the essential elements to establish, maintain and strengthen the environmentally sound management (ESM) of used and waste computing equipment being collected, refurbished, repaired, recycled, and recovered. The...

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The Global E-waste Monitor 2017 Quantities, Flows, and Resources

2017

This report provided 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 included up-to-date information on the amounts of e-waste gene...

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Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban mine and Mining wastes

2017

United Nations University

Batteries, electrical and electronic equipment, vehicles and mining waste contain both significant amounts and a large variety of raw materials, ranging from base metals to plastics, as well as precious metals and critical raw materials (CRMs). The EU is reliant on imports for...

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E-waste management policy and regulatory framework for Saint Lucia

2017

International Telecommunication Union

This case study was developed taking into consideration Saint Lucia’s specific needs on the e-waste issue. The output developed by ITU-D Study Group Question 6/2 during the previous study period was taken into account during the development of the sample policy for Saint Lucia.

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Characterization of brominated flame retardants from e-waste components in China.

2017

Many studies show that high levels of many toxic metals and persistent and bio-accumulative chemicals have been found in electronic waste (e-waste) dismantling sites and their surrounding environmental media. Both flame-retardant plastic housing materials and printed circuit b...

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Product Stocks and Flows Deliverable 3.3

2017

United Nations University

This report describes the steps taken to deliver (an) innovative, robust and dynamic model(s) assessing the historic and current stocks and flows of in-use and end-of-life batteries (BATT), vehicles (ELV), and electric and electronic equipment (EEE) in EU28+2. Deliverable 3.3 ...

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Inheriting a sustainable world: Atlas on children’s health and the environment

2017

World Health Organization

This book promotes the importance of creating sustainable environments and reducing the exposure of children to modifiable environmental hazards. The wide scope of the SDGs offers a framework within which to work and improve the lives of all children. To this end, it encourage...

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The Long View - Exploring Product Lifetime Extension

2017

United Nations Environment Programme

The report investigated several ways to extend the useful lives of products: (1) by simply using products for a long(er) time, (2) by extending their use through design, maintenance and upgrades, and/or (3) by recovering broken products through repair, refurbishment or remanuf...

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Guidance document on the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment

2017

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This document is a summary of all PACE guidelines. It provides guidance on the environmentally sound management (ESM) of used and end-of-life computing equipment. It emphasizes reuse and recycling, with the aim of avoiding the final disposal of such used and end-of-life produc...

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Person in the Port Project: Assessing Import of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment into Nigeria.

2017

United Nations University

This report presents the method and results of the inspection of containers and vehicles, and the review of import documents, associated with UEEE imports via the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC) and the Lagos Port Complex Apapa (LPCA), the two hubs for UEEE imports in Nige...

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