The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)/ Secretariat of the Basel Convention and the United Nations University (UNU) in collaboration with the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative and the Center forEnvironment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) are inviting to take part in a joint e-waste survey.
Over the last decades the electronics industry has revolutionized the world: electrical and
electronic products have become ubiquitous in today's life around the planet. The quick
spread of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has raised public attention not only on the positive steps such as towards the reduction of the digital divide, but also on the negative effects of bad management of waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or ewaste) on the environment and human health.
The alarming and increasing reports on the e-waste situation in many countries and in
particular in least developed countries and countries with economies in transition call for an urgent global action.
The aim of this survey is to collect necessary data to inform about the e-waste issue, the
respective policies and standards. It will also aim at identifying key stakeholders, promoting exchange of information and fostering collaborative work. Respondents are strongly encouraged to complete the online survey which can be found at:
and will be available until 31 January 2012.
Please contact Ms. Cristina Bueti (firstname.lastname@example.org), should you like to fill the survey using an interactive PDF.
Please be informed that the anonymous results of the survey will be made available at:
http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/climatechange/e-waste/index.html in April 2012. The findings of
this joint effort will help facilitate the sharing of best practices and foster the creation of global policies and standards.