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StEP actively comments and contributes to reports, drat legislations and relevant documents published by other organisations. Further StEP is happy to promote publications prepared by its members available to a broader public.

 

Transboundary movements of used and waste electronic and electrical equipment

Transboundary movements of used and waste electronic and electrical equipment: Estimates from the European Union using trade statistics.

European Union (EU‐28) exports of second-hand, or waste refrigerators, freezers, laptops, desktop computers, televisions and monitors and flat panel displays were analyzed using trade statistics from the EU COMEXT database.

Based on the findings of this analysis, the amount of exported used electronic and electric equipment (EEE) and/or the waste thereof (e‐waste) from the investigated products doubled from 5 kt in 2008 to 10 kt in 2013.

StEP Comments Ghana E‐Waste Bill

15 February 2012

This document examines December 2011 draft bill with reference to among others the findings of StEP work and the individual experience of StEP members and other background research conducted.

Quantitative Characterization of Domestic and Transboundary Flows of Used Electronics

December 2013

The study details the results from a comprehensive effort to calculate generation and collection quantities for whole units (i.e., not disassembled product or material streams) of used electronics in the United States, along with transboundary flows from the United States for a range of products including: TVs, mobile phones, computers and monitors.

Solving the e-waste problem: An interdisciplinary compilation of international e-waste research

This edited volume provides a forum for young scholars to present their research and contribute to the international debate of challenges and solutions for a global e-waste management. The book contains research that was presented at the NVMP-StEP E-waste Summer School Series 2009/2010.

Recycling – from E-waste to resources

July 2009 Throughout this study the focus lies on a consistent set of different types of metals (ferrous and non-ferrous metals) such as aluminium (Al), copper (Cu), palladium (Pd) and gold (Au). Toxic and hazardous elements are present in e-waste, which are partially drivers for the implementation of sound collection and treatment processes. Therefore, in the discussion of recycling technologies, the proper handling and treatment of such harmful elements to prevent environmental or health impact is included. Furthermore, the use and generation of toxic/hazardous substances during e-waste processing (for example, a mercury-gold amalgam or combined dioxins from inappropriate incineration) is critically evaluated with respect to the sustainability criteria for innovative technologies.