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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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Economic aspects of WEEE management

This chapter presents the economic aspects of WEEE management taking into account a number of existing ICT equipment takeback schemes in various countries. It also provides recommendations for other governments considering the implementation of a WEEE management system or interested in reducing costs of transporting such waste.

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