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Monitoring Exports of used Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) from the Netherlands

“Monitoring Exports of used Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) from the Netherlands” An integrated method for monitoring exports for reuse Today (UNU/UNITAR) SCYCLE published a report summarizing a new integrated method for monitoring the export of used electrical and electronic equipment. This report was commissioned by the “Dutch Monitoringsberaad WEEE”. The monitoring council WEEE brings …

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Video published about the use of forensic data for cases of waste trafficking

To explain how the “Forensic Data Analysis for Waste Trafficking Tool” published by the WasteForce project works, an instruction video has been published. The video shows examples of how the tool can support data retrieval and analysis in the area of illegal waste shipments. The tool improves access to historic data to be used in …

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Laptops, Cell Phones, eGamesDefied Slump as COVID-19 Dented 2020’s Electronics Sale

Foreseen drop in 2020 sales-related e-waste : 4.9 million metric tonnes or ~6.4%; Pandemic intensified digital divide between high, middle and low income countries In the first three quarters of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a 30% fall in electronic and electrical equipment sales in low- and middle-income countries but only a 5% decline in …

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E-waste Data and Statistics in Malawi

In the context of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), SCYCLE is partnering with ITU to support Malawi in conducting a national quantification assessment on e-waste. MACRA, the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority, is currently under a stakeholders’ consultation process to start developing an e-waste policy. Quantifying the amount of e-waste generated in Malawi will be …

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E-waste Data and Statistics in Namibia

Within the context of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP), SCYCLE is partnering with ITU to support Namibia in developing a national WEEE quantification assessment. In 2019, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Namibia requested assistance from ITU for the development of a national WEEE management policy. Policy validation and implementation plans …

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Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab Region

Within the framework of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Arab Regional Initiative on Environment, climate change, and emergency telecommunications, SCYCLE and ITU have collaborated with the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership to implement the “Regional E-waste Monitor for the Arab Region” – a project geared toward building regional capacity on e-waste statistics for government officials and …

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The Dutch WEEE Flows 2020: What happened between 2010 and 2018?

“The Dutch WEEE Flows 2020: What happened between 2010 and 2018?” quantifies the 2018 Dutch WEEE Flows in 2018 manner comparable to the Dutch WEEE Flows study of 2010. This report presents the EEE POM, WEEE Generated, the compliantly regulated WEEE Collection, and the WEEE Flows outside of the regulated WEEE management system in the …

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EU-28, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland collect and report 55% of WEEE

UNITAR/United Nations University present an in-depth review on the WEEE Collection Rates in the EU-28, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland, which shows that the implementation mechanisms of WEEE legislation, such as the ‘all actors’ approach, a clearing house, and mandatory handover positively contribute to WEEE collection. In 2018, 55% of WEEE has been reported and collected …

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Future of Electric Vehicles and Material Resources: A Foresight Brief by SCYCLE and UNEP/IETC

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer an opportunity to replace fossil fuels in the transport sector. Electrification of the transport sector can also bring benefits in terms of increased energy efficiency and reduced local pollution. However, there are genuine concerns about meeting the future energy demand for charging EV batteries with clean and renewable sources. More importantly, …

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