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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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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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Methodological guide for the development of inventories of hazardous wastes and other wastes under the basel convention

2017

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

Conducting inventories of hazardous wastes and other wastes requires interplay between legislation development, compliance monitoring and enforcement, and the planning and implementation of disposal options to fulfill the principles of environmentally sound management of waste...

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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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Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non waste under the Basel Convention

2015

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

These guidelines are adopted on an interim basis. It provided guidance on the application of the transboundary movements provisions to [transboundary movements of] waste electrical and electronic equipment (ewaste) and used electrical and electronic equipment (used equipment) ...

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Guideline on environmentally sound testing, refurbishment and repair of used computing equipment

2013

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This guideline promoted greater reuse of computing equipment, through environmentally sound refurbishment and repair and the environmentally sound management of any discarded equipment or components. Extending the life of computing equipment generally results in the best envir...

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Framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes

2013

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

The framework for ESM of hazardous wastes and other wastes was developed to identify what countries should do at the national level and collectively as parties to the Convention to address the challenges of implementing ESM of wastes in a systematic and comprehensive manner. I...

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Guidelines on Environmentally Sound Material Recovery and Recycling of End-of-Life Computing Equipment

2013

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This guideline describes the chain of steps that should be taken in order to ensure environmentally sound management in material recovery facilities that recycle electronics, and to encourage operators at each step to know about, work with, and take their responsibility for hu...

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Guidance document on the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile phones

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

The publication provided general guidance pertaining to the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life mobile phones that includes such considerations as awareness-raising on design considerations, collection, processing, refurbishment, material recovery, and rec...

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E-waste Assessment Methodology Training & Reference Manual

2012

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

This document presented the methodology for performing a country assessment in order to understand the current framework conditions, including a review of the current legislation, a stakeholder assessment, a mass flow assessment (inventory) and an environmental & socio-economi...

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