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Study on WEEE recovery targets, preparation for re-use targets and on the method for calculation of the recovery targets

2015

United Nations University

This study supports the Commission in meeting the requirements of Article 11(6). Results of this study showed that the new recovery targets to be applied from 2018 onwards (based on EU6) maintain a similar level of ambition compared to the ones introduced from 2015 onwards (ba...

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An efficient & effective e-waste collection system for Ethiopia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

This paper aimed at working out a proposal for an efficient and effective e-waste collection system in Ethiopia. Based on the assessment of four Ethiopian cities (Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Hawassa and Jigjiga) the study lays the ground for a future national ewaste collection sys...

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Countering WEEE Illegal Trade: Summary Report

2015

United Nations University

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project provides a set of recommendations to the European Commission to assist various stakeholders in countering the illegal trade of WEEE, also known as ‘e-waste’, within and from Europe. Funded by the Framework Programme (FP7), this ...

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Financing models for sound e-waste management in Ethiopia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The report analyses different examples of e-waste legislation and related financing mechanisms in different regions, highlighting their pros/cons, particularly on financing.

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Electrical/Electronic Waste and Children’s Health

2015

World Health Organization

This training module introduces to e-waste and the potential toxic hazards associated with end of life management of e-waste which includes disposal practices, material recovery, open burning and formal/informal recycling. Specifically, this module focussed on how, when and wh...

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Forecasting waste compositions: A case study on plastic waste of electronic display housings

2015

United Nations University

This paper presented a methodology to forecast trends in the material composition of waste streams. To demonstrate the applicability and value of the proposed methodology, it is applied to forecast the evolution of plastic housing waste from flat panel display (FPD) TVs, FPD m...

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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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The Labour, Human Health and Environmental Dimensions of E-waste Management in China

2015

International Labour Organization

This research paper examines the labor, human health and environmental dimensions of e-waste management in China, analyzing both the formal and informal sectors. It identified the needs for synergizing policies and measures concerning environmental pollution control and labor ...

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E-waste Prevention, Take-back System Design and Policy Approaches

2015

This paper explores the large variety of policy options that have been implemented around the world and it draws some conclusions about the nature of responses to the e-waste problem and potential policy recommendations.

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Strategies, Actions and Incentives to Promote Environmentally Sound Management of Used and End-of-life Computing Equipment

2015

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

Through this report, the extent to which certification schemes are currently used can be understood, It provided the basic requirements of a national and regional strategy for environmentally sound management of computer equipment waste; guidance to developing countries and co...

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