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L.1010: Green battery solutions for mobile phones and other hand-held information and communication technology devices

2014

International Telecommunication Union

Recommendation ITU-T L.1010 defines a minimum set of parameters necessary to identify green battery solutions that should be considered by developers/manufacturers to reduce the future environmental impact of battery use. The provision of so-called green batteries is to extend...

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L.Sup5: Life-cycle management of ICT goods

2014

International Telecommunication Union

Supplement ITU-T L.Suppl.5 has been developed to provide information for the practical implementation of the life-cycle approach in companies, facilities and plants as well as distributors, including chapters on best practices with a specific focus on material usage and select...

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Differentiating EEE products and Wastes

2014

This paper discusses the provisions of the Basel Convention that concern e-wastes, and it further examines the potential impact of the Draft technical guidelines on transboundary movements of e-waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the dis...

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Metal Recycling Opportunities, Limits, Infrastructure

2013

United Nations Environment Programme

This report informs policymakers about how the recycling of metals can be optimized on an economic and technological basis along product life cycles in the move towards sustainable metals management. The report discusses how to increase metal-recycling rates – and thus resourc...

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E-waste in China: A Country Report

2013

The goal of this report was to enable a better understanding of the e-waste system in China, including actors, projects, policies and other factors, and to facilitate further discussion, project initiation and communication among organizations working on e-waste in China.

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Transboundary Movements of Discarded Electrical and Electronic Equipment

2013

This green paper describes, quantifies and analyzes the global trajectory of discarded electrical and electronic equipment. In addition, the paper reviewed the key international, regional and national regulations and guidelines that govern the transboundary flows of this mater...

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Health effects of exposure to e-waste

2013

World Health Organization

In response to the lack of specific data and little awareness from public health on the effect of e-waste on children's health, the WHO department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) developed a specific plan of action. This initiative includes raising awareness of and comm...

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UNU & WHO Survey on E-waste and its Health Impact on Children

2013

United Nations University

Following the launch of a new initiative by WHO addressing electronic waste and child health, the United Nations University (UNU), which hosts the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, and WHO carried out an on-line survey with a wider body of experts. This survey ai...

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Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies

2013

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The Guidelines for National Waste Management Strategies: Moving from Challenges to Opportunities – a joint effort of the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research – sets a conceptual and methodological framework for nationa...

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An Interdisciplinary Compilation of International E-waste Research

2013

This edited volume provides a forum for young scholars to present their research and contribute to the international debate of challenges and solutions for global e-waste management. The book contains research that was presented at the NVMP-StEP E-waste Summer School Series 20...

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