About Us

The E-Waste monitors are developed and supported by the following organizations.

United Nations University

United Nations University (UNU) is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly dedicated to generating and transferring knowledge and strengthening capacities relevant to global issues of human security, development, and welfare. The University operates through a worldwide network of research and training centres and programmes, coordinated by UNU Centre in Tokyo.

UNU-ViE Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE)

Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) is a programme hosted by UNU-ViE based in Bonn, Germany. Its activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption/usage, and disposal of ubiquitous goods with a special focus on electrical and electronic equipment. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking.

StEP Initiative

The Solving the e-waste problem (Step) Initiative is a collaborative global initiative uniquely leading global thinking, knowledge, awareness and innovation in the management and development of environmentally, economically and ethically-sound e-waste resource recovery, re-use and prevention.

Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment contributed to the development of the “Regional E-Waste Monitor East and Southeast Asia” with substantial monetary support. The E-waste issue is one of the priority programmes under the Basel Convention supported by Japan.