Our Taskforce: ReCycle
The major aim of this Task Force is to enhance infrastructures, systems and technologies to realize sustainable e-waste recycling, especially in industrializing countries. As a neutral arena we want to initiate international, inter-stakeholder cooperative activities and dialogues on a scientific basis in order to find economically, environmentally and socially sound solutions.
The aim of the Taskforce Recycling is to enhance global recycling infrastructures, systems and technologies realizing sustainable e-waste-recycling systems.
Guidelines for Developing Activities
Based on a) multi criteria objectives (e.g. environmental, economical and social) and b) on international, inter-stakeholder activities and dialogues on scientific and practical cooperation within a “neutral” arena, TF “Recycling” aims at:
- Setting up a publicly disclosed and political recognized network to conduct studies in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Oceania and provide solutions and training through the StEP Initiative;
- Focusing short-term on industrializing countries and e.g. the new EU member states and bordering countries;
- Focusing long-term on sustainable resource cycles globally;
- Designing interfaces to other approaches necessary to solve the e-waste problem dealt with in other Task Forces.