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Strategies and Policies for the Proper Disposal or Reuse of Telecommunication/ICT Waste Material

Final Report [Question 8/2]

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This report outlines the minimum standards for processing Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and considers the responsibilities of different stakeholders, including, producers, consumers, managers and intermediaries involved in the process. It describes the different techniques for recovering metals present in WEEE and reducing hazardous waste. Information on non-compliant and counterfeit devices is included, as well as the integration of informal recyclers and the impact of WEEE on the health of people who are in contact with them are included in the report as social aspects of the management of WEEE.

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Social aspects of WEEE management

This chapter considers the social implications of poor WEEE management. This will provide guidance for governments and managers in least developed and developing countries, irrespective of their particular circumstances, in taking appropriate action.

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