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Future E-Waste Scenarios

2019

United Nations Environment Programme United Nations University

StEP, UNU, and UNEP IETC worked extensively on e-waste issues and made an attempt to look into the future of the problem in order to initiate policy level discussions on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Having insight into the future will help policymakers and industrie...

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ProSUM Harmonisation paper for external feedback and consultation

2017

United Nations University

This report highlights the outcomes of the critical first steps in the project: to produce a system for defining, harmonizing and classifying data for all relevant products, waste streams, and their composition. CRM data are often stored in a variety of databases (DBs) with th...

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Product Stocks and Flows Deliverable 3.3

2017

United Nations University

This report describes the steps taken to deliver (an) innovative, robust and dynamic model(s) assessing the historic and current stocks and flows of in-use and end-of-life batteries (BATT), vehicles (ELV), and electric and electronic equipment (EEE) in EU28+2. Deliverable 3.3 ...

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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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One Global Definition of E-waste

2014

There is global inconsistency in the understanding and application of the term “e-waste” in both legislation and everyday use. This has resulted in many definitions contained within e-waste regulations, policies and guidelines. This paper provides a non-legal definition of the...

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Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative: Annual Report 2013-14

2014

This Annual Report serves as an introduction to StEPs new wording and adjusted approach, Ít also covers accomplishments and milestones. It shall not serve simply as a report on progress made, but also as an invitation to StEP.

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StEP Green Paper on E-waste Indicators

2011

This paper presents the results of a project aiming to comparatively evaluate the performance of e-waste policies in four European countries (Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Switzerland). Such a comparative analysis could help identify best policy practices used by governmen...

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Guideline on the Refurbishment of Used Mobile Phones 

2009

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

The guideline on the refurbishment of used mobile phones is about making mobile phones available for reuse. It provides guidance for refurbishment facilities, and it offers advice and guidance in three parts.

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E-waste Management Manual: Volume 2

2007

United Nations Environment Programme

International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) of Division of Technology, Industry and Technology (DTIE) of UNEP is assisting member countries on International Solid Waste Management. IETC IETC is also focusing on WEEE/E-waste management as a part of ISWM. As an initial ...

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E-waste Volume I: Inventory Assessment Manual

2007

United Nations Environment Programme

This is a first manual on WEEE/ E-waste which is prepared as a guidance document to support WEEE/E-waste inventorisation and assessment risks involved. The “Definition” of WEEE/Ewaste varies across the continents and countries. These definitions have been discussed to assist p...

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