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UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative
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UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem - Federico Magalini, StEP Initiative

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  • 1. UNU & StEP Initiative: working towards sustainable solutions for e-waste problem Federico Magalini Magalini [at] unu.edu www.e-society.mk
  • 2. UNU - ISP <ul><li>Combining natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities, thus following a trans-disciplinary research approach </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting the Secretariat of the “ Solving the E- waste Problem ” Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Merge of UNU ESD (Environment & Sustainalbe Development) and and UNU Peace & Government Institute in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>UNU-ISP SCYCLE: 1 st Operating Unit in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on 3 themes: </li></ul><ul><li>Global Change & Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>International Cooperation & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Peace-building &security </li></ul>www.e-society.mk
  • 3. StEP Initiative <ul><li>Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative was created to.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate and facilitate environmentally , economically & socially sound approaches to reduce e-waste flows and handle them in a sustainable way around the globe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions as a network of actors who share experiences and best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Carries out research and development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminates experiences, best practices and recommendations </li></ul>www.e-society.mk
  • 4. StEP Members <ul><li>56 Members from: </li></ul><ul><li>Companies (from different Industries, OEM, Recyclers,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Governmental Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>International Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Institutions </li></ul>www.e-society.mk
  • 5. StEP: 5 complementary TFs Projects <ul><li>Completed ; @ working phase </li></ul><ul><li>$ acquisition phase ; ? idea phase </li></ul>√ White Paper Recast WEEE Directive √ White Paper ‘Take-Back Systems’ √ Research Study ‘Best e-waste policies’ @ Project ‘EEE and Climate Change’ @ Green Paper on E-waste Indicators @ White Paper on Transboundary Shipments Policy √ DfR Case Studies Library √ Research study ‘ Wearable Computers ’ √ Closing the Loop ? Certification Technology for Recycling Plastic ReDesign √ 1 st World ReUse Forum √ White Paper ‘One Global Understanding of Re-use’ √ Best practices in ReUse ? Recommendations for ReUse certification/guidelines ReUse √ Research study ‘ Recycling – From E-waste to Resources’ @ Project ‘Best of 2 Worlds’ @ Green Paper on End-of-Life Standards ReCycling Capacity Building @ ADDRESS Project @ 2009-2011 StEP Ewaste Summer School Series $ E-waste Academy for Policymakers & SMEs ? Online Recycling Trainer
  • 6. ADDRESS Project: Size do matter! 1990 2000 2010 2015 EEE Put on Market Million tons Total: 34 Mt Total: 57,4 Mt Total: 76,1 Mt Total: 19,5 Mt www.e-society.mk 1990 26% 10% 5% 4% 30% 2000 24% 7% 8% 4% 25% 2010 19% 6% 15% 6% 20% 2015 17% 5% 19% 7% 18%
  • 7. ADDRESS Project: Changing Patterns www.e-society.mk = 63% = 39% Upcoming ?!?= 61%
  • 8. E-waste Academy (EWA) <ul><li>Platform for exchange of best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot into the current status of e-waste policy </li></ul><ul><li>Foster an interactive atmosphere of knowledge sharing and practical first-hand experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and advice from e-waste experts and fellow policymakers </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sustaining network for continued interaction after the EWA </li></ul>www.e-society.mk
  • 9. Programme & Topics of EWA <ul><li>Role of International & Country specific legislations in enabling sustainable EEE cycles , Eco-design and DfR </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative tools in financing sustainable take-back and recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Technical advances in dismantling, segregation, recycling and material recovery technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Economic, Environmental and Social impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Modelling techniques for e-waste flows assessment , transboundary shipments </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse logistics in take-back system design , formal & informal sectors in e-waste management </li></ul><ul><li>Role of consumer behaviour & awareness raising </li></ul>www.e-society.mk
  • 10. Find out More… <ul><li>United Nations University: www.unu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>UNU – ISP: www.isp.unu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>StEP Initiative: www.step-initiative.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download our annual reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download our White/Green Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download other publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.step-initiative.org/publications/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ewaste Academy: www.ewasteacademy.org </li></ul>www.e-society.mk

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