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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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Conclusions and recommendations

There is no single model for the environmentally sound management of WEEE, but there are certain minimum standards that may provide guidance for countries that do not have a management system or wish to improve their current system and ensure environmentally friendly waste management. It is, however, essential for all the players in the chain (governments, producers, vendors, consumers and managers) to play an active part in implementing these programs.

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