Environment and ICTs

Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP)
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) 12 December 2010

Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) is a joint science-based initiative of several UN organisations and coordinated by the United Nations University. StEP’s work is organised in task force groups, including members from industry, academia, government and NGOs, according to the five principles of StEP: 1) Policy, 2) ReDesign, 3) ReUse 4) ReCycling and 5)Capacity Building. StEP members contribute financially and in kind to the work of the organisation, which entails research, e-waste polic...

Guide to Greener Electronics
Guide to Greener Electronics 12 December 2010

The guide ranks top electronics manufacturers (personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles) according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. Updated quarterly. The guide aims to get these companies to: * Clean up their products by eliminating hazardous substances. * Take back and recycle their products responsibly once they become obsolete. * Reduce the climate impacts of their operations and products. Greenpeace website also features sev...

New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?
New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology? 12 December 2010 APC

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic...

Call2Recycle
Call2Recycle 11 December 2010

Call2Recycle is a free collection programme for mobile phones and rechargeable batteries, active since 1994. It operates through a network of 30 000 drop-off locations, such as hospitals, universities, retailers, public institutions and communities, in Canada and the United States. All collected materials are recycled completely, in facilities in North America. Mobile phones are refurbished and...

e-waste guide
e-waste guide 11 December 2010

E-waste guide.info is a Swiss-initiated knowledge base for sustainable e-waste recycling. Contains e-waste case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, e-waste facts: hazardous substances, valuable substances, e-waste quantities, state-of-the-art and hazardous recycling technologies, bibliography of downloadable documents, e-waste image and video galleries. Developed by the Swiss S...

Basel Action Network
Basel Action Network 11 December 2010

The Basel Action Network (BAN) is a non-governmental organisation which focuses on the devastating impacts of toxic trade from an environmental justice perspective, advocates for banning waste trade, and for promoting green and democratic design of consumer products. Initiator of the e-Stewards programme for certifying responsible electronic recyclers, working on green shipbreaking, zero mercur...

Green Choice
Green Choice 11 December 2010

Green Choice is an information website offering green tips for the office, home, etc. Contains basic information about e-waste issues in China and some tips. A joint project of Global Village of Beijing (GVB) , China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Centre (CESDRRC) and Friends of Nature (FON). E-waste in China

The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated
The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated 10 November 2010 APC

The Story of Electronics an accessible and very smart eight minute film about e-waste, will be playing at www.storyofelectronics.org as of this Tuesday, November 9. The latest internet video release by Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff Project employs a simple but never “dumbed-down” communication style. “The Story of Electronics” provides all consumers of e

Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Electronics TakeBack Coalition 05 November 2010

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC), supported by over 30 organisations, promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. The goal is to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full responsibility for...

eRecyclingCorps
eRecyclingCorps 05 November 2010

eRecyclingCorps offers a comprehensive solution to the growing issue of wireless device e-waste, by capturing these devices in large quantities, renewing them and offering them for reuse. This also facilitates affordable access to wireless technology to people around the world, often with limited means. When wireless devices cannot be renewed and must be recycled, we strictly adhere to a zero l...