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Global and complementary actions for electronics extended producer responsibility

2022

International Telecommunication Union

This thought paper presents complementary solutions and concepts to propel e-waste collection rates in line with extended producer responsibility (EPR)​ - based regulation, whilst also delving into the perceived need for an international regime around EPR to assist with harmon...

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Regional E-waste Monitor for Latin-America 2022

2022

United Nations University United Nations Institute for Training and Research International Telecommunication Union United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The Regional E-waste Monitor for Latin-America 2022, presents results for the 13 countries participating in project UNIDO-GEF 5554. The report provides an assessment of statistics, legislation, and management infrastructure of e-waste and persistent organic pollutants in Argen...

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The Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021

2021

United Nations University United Nations Institute for Training and Research International Telecommunication Union

The Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab States 2021 provides an assessment of statistics, legislation, and management infrastructure of e-waste in Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, The State of Palest...

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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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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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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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End-of-life management for ICT equipment

2012

International Telecommunication Union

The growing volumes of end-of-life (EOL)and near end-of-life ICT equipment around the globe is becoming a matter of concern, particularly as ICT equipment is characterized by high demand and a relatively short life-span. The failure to close the loop on e-waste leads not only ...

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Greening ICT supply chains – Survey on conflict minerals due diligence initiatives

2012

International Telecommunication Union

This survey details and assesses the existing conflict minerals supply chain due diligence initiatives (incorporating national and international legislation, as well as industry-, government- and multistakeholder led schemes) that address the management of the broader spectrum...

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ICTs for e-Environment: Guidelines for Developing Countries, with a Focus on Climate Change

2008

International Telecommunication Union

This report proposed a methodology to undertake rapid national e-Environment assessments as well as to develop and implement national e-Environment strategies. Among other proposals, the report recommends the preparation of an e-Environment toolkit comprised of best practices ...

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Toolkit on environmental sustainability for the ICT sector

2012

International Telecommunication Union

The Toolkit on Environmental Sustainability for the ICT sector is an ITU-T initiative which provides plenty of detailed support on how ICT companies can build sustainability into the operations and management of their organizations, through the practical application of interna...

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