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Policy practices for e-waste management

2021

International Telecommunication Union

The toolkit report considers the need for an all-actors approach and for the fair, inclusive and timely application of the extended producer responsibility principle. Policymakers are invited to use this toolkit as a pragmatic guide to formulate and strengthen e-waste manageme...

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Internet Waste

2021

International Telecommunication Union

The thought paper focuses on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) derived from wireless infrastructure for mobile Internet connectivity, connected devices and data storage with examples from mobile networks, IoT and data centres. The aim of this paper is to raise a...

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The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 Quantities, flows and the circular economy potential

2020

United Nations University International Telecommunication Union

The Global E-waste Monitor 2020 provides the most comprehensive overview of the global e-waste challenge, explains how it fits into international efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, and discusses how to create a sustainable society and circular economy. The rep...

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Handbook Policy Framework on ICT: e-waste

2018

International Telecommunication Union

This Handbook provided guidance on the key aspects to be taken into account when designing, implementing and improving a legal, regulatory and policy framework on ICT/e-waste. The proposed framework is intended to facilitate the management of ICT/e-waste based on the concepts ...

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L.1020: Circular Economy: Guide for Operators and Suppliers on approaches to migrate towards circular ICT goods and networks

2018

International Telecommunication Union

This Recommendation suggests approaches of circular economy (CE) for information and communication technology (ICT) goods and networks. It focused particularly on the next steps in improving circularity in the operators′ supply chain. It provides guidance on how operators coul...

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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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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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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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