Our Five Taskforces

Policy ReDesign ReUse ReCycle Capacity Building


The analysis of existing approaches and e-waste policies in order to issue recommendations for future developments in both developing and developing world.

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Efforts to support the design for better re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling.

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The development of replicable, sustainable and globally consistent re-use systems for electrical and electronic eqipment.

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The enhancement of global recycling infrastructures, systems and technologies to realize sustainable e-waste recycling systems with special focus in developing countries.

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Capacity Building

The development of infrastructures for a sustainable, efficient, effective and target group oriented capacity building to increase awareness on the growing e-waste problem.

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Featured Member

Amsterdam, Netherlands

DURABILIT is an award-winning company (http://www.durabilit.eu/Plone/company/history) that has been active in Green IT since 2005, serving customers all over the world.  Apart from being a European leader in the field of refurbished IT network hardware, DURABILIT has also been involved in policy making and raising environmental awareness. As consultants and advisors DURABILIT helps many organisations to make their IT greener and reduce their overall CO2 emissions in a cost effective way.

In the last couple of years DURABILIT’s work has gained international recognition through several nominations and awards.

DURABILIT has developed the innovative and widely recognized Greener Network Methodology which shows the negative environmental impact of the supply chain and the production phase of products. Most CO2 emissions take place in the production phase of products, and not in the usage phase. By re-using products and extending their lifecycle, the negative impact of production is minimized and significant reductions in CO2 emissions are achieved.

DURABILIT also champions the idea of DURABUYING – which basically means that if you can purchase the same item used/refurbished and there is no difference in quality, then you should always do so. After all, it is called global warming, and not local warming!

Contact Us

StEP Secretariat
c/o United Nations University
UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
53113 Bonn

+49 (0) 228 815 0213
+49 (0) 228 815 0299

Executive Secretary:
Mr. Ruediger Kuehr

Taskforces: Policy I ReDesign I ReUse I ReCycle I Capacity Building

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