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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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Alternatives for the recovery and exploitation of hazardous materials present in WEEE

This Chapter describes several alternative recovery and exploitation methods4 (rather than treatment and disposal) that are technically feasible for hazardous waste contained in waste from telecommunications (WEEE/ICT). This may help guide governments and other interested parties in least developed and developing countries, whatever their specific circumstances and requirements, in investigating in greater depth and, where appropriate, implementing these methods of recovery and exploitation in their territories or seeking access to such methods.

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