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Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative – Towards sustainable solutions Jean Cox-Kearns, Dell E-waste Management Forum 23-24 November 2010, Marrakech, Morocco . StEP... Functions as a network of actors who share experiences and best practices,

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Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative – Towards sustainable solutionsJean Cox-Kearns, DellE-waste Management Forum23-24 November 2010, Marrakech, Morocco

step objective
StEP...

Functions as a network of actors who share experiences and best practices,

Carries out research and development projects,

Disseminates experiences, best practices and recommendations.

StEP Objective

Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP)Initiative was created to…

  • Initiate and facilitate environmentally, economically & socially sound approaches to reduce e-waste flows and handle them in a sustainable way around the globe.

StEP – SOLVING THE E-WASTE PROBLEM

e waste a significant challenge
Volumes:

Increasing sales of electronics, decreasing lifetimes

App. 42 million tonnes e-waste generated worldwide

EU-27 in 2009: 10.6 Mt on market, app. 8.8 million tons generated, only 2.9 million tons 'officially collected'

Exports:

As donations/2nd hand, often illegal

Mainly to Asia (China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam), Africa (Nigeria & neighboring Western Africa, Northern Africa), Eastern Europe

E-Waste - A Significant Challenge

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e waste a significant challenge4
Dangers

Re-use/repair of some devices, but low probability of state-of-art recycling at end-of-life

Backyard recycling with high environmental & health impacts and low yields

/efficiency

Soil & water contamination

from chemical disposal

Toxic emissions from

burning of materials

E-Waste - A Significant Challenge

Total Au-recovery efficiency only  25%, while environmental & health damage is dramatic

(Rochat, Keller, EMPA 2007)

©Empa, Switzerland

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step core principles
StEP Core Principles

StEP's work is founded on scientific assessments including social, environmental and economic aspects

StEP conducts research on the entire life-cycle of electronic and electrical equipment

StEP's research and pilot projects are meant to contribute to the solution of e-waste problems

StEP condemns all illegal activities related to e-waste including illegal shipments

StEP seeks to foster safe and eco/energy-efficient reuse and recycling practices around the globe in a socially responsible manner

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membership
Membership

StEP invites pro-active:

  • Companies;
  • Governmental Organisations;
  • Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs);
  • International Organisations; and
  • Academic Institutions
  • from around the world to become a member

Members have to agree to the StEP principles through signing a Memorandum of Understanding

membership overview november 2010
Membership Overview (November 2010)
  • Governmental and Development Cooperation
    • German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
    • Swiss State Secretariat of Economics (SECO)
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)
    • Enda Europe*
  • Academia & Research
    • Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation (SAT)
    • BIO Intelligence Service
    • Chinese Acadamy of Sciences (CAS)
    • Delft University of Technology
    • GAIKER Foundation
    • Griffith University
    • Institute for Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut)
    • Federal Laboratory for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA)
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM)
    • Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources (KIGAM)
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    • Rifer Environmental
    • Sustainable Electronic Initiative at the University of Illinois
    • Technical University of Braunschweig
    • Techsoup
    • TELECOM & Management Sud Paris
    • Thai Electrical and Electronic Institute
    • University of Limerick
    • WEEE Forum*
    • 3P Consortium for Sustainable Management
  • International Organisations
    • Basel Convention Coordinating Centre For Training and Technology Transfer For The African Region
    • Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Asia & the Pacific
    • Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE)
    • Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
    • United Nations Industrial Deelopment Organization (UNIDO)
    • United Nations University (UNU)
  • MicroPro
  • National Center for Electronics Recycling
  • Nokia
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle
  • PT PLUS KG
  • Renewable Recyclers
  • Sims Recycling Solutions
  • Taizhou Chiho Tiande
  • Umicore Precious Metal Refining
  • Industry
    • AER Worldwide
    • Cisco Systems Ltd.
    • Compliance & Risks
    • Dataserv Ltd.
    • Datec Technologies
    • Dell
    • Ericsson
    • Flection
    • GOAB mbH
    • Hewlett Packard (HP)

* Associate Member

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REGIONAL

FOCAL POINTS

How we work…

StEP GENERAL ASSEMBLY

STEERING COMMITTEE

Analyzes the status of existing policy approaches on e-waste, and elaborates policy recommendations for future developments...

SECRETARIAT (UNU)

… dedicated to product design aspects to reduce negative impacts of the entire life cycle of electronics…

Task Force Policy & Legislation

… overall aim is to enhance global recycling infrastructures and technologies to realise a sustainable e-waste recycling…

Task Force

ReDesign

Task Force

ReUse

Task Force

ReCycling

… defines globally consistent “re-use” practices and standards to enhance re-use opportunities, change consumer behaviour & reduce „sham re-use“…

Task Force Capacity Building

… aims at increasing public, scientific and business awareness, disseminating the results of TFs 1 – 4 and engage in training…

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Selected Work Results: Publications

www.step-initiative.org/publications

02.04.2014

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selected work results wp eol standard
Selected Work Results: WP EOL Standard

StEP White Paper `Standards for EoL-Operations of EEE`

  • Contents:
  • Basic Principles
  • Key Requirements
  • Their Auditing and Certification
  • National and International Implementation of Standards
  • WP is NOT a standard!
  • WP gives guidance to stakeholders setting up standards
  • WP shall reflect StEP‘s position on what standards should regulate and how they should be implemented
  • Final review round, publication expected by end of this year
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Selected Work Results: Best Practices in Reuse

  • Project: Best practices in Reuse
  • SeedfundedStEPprojectof TF ReUse
  • Joint projectsupervisionby EMPA and Technical University Braunschweig
  • Objectives:
  • Develop a generic description form for reuse business models
  • Identify generic barriers and success factors for reuse business models
  • Provide the basis for the development of a global certification standard for reuse business models
  • Project subgroupformed, consistingof:
    • Claudia Lüpschen (UNU)
    • Tobias Luger (TU Braunschweig)
    • Stefan Andrew (TU Braunschweig)
    • John Dickenson (AER Worldwide)
    • Colin Fitzpatrick (University of Limerick)
    • Maurice O’Connell (University of Limerick)
  • Jean Cox-Kearns (Dell)
  • Marie Zide (Ericsson)
  • Clementine O'Connor (Bio Intelligence Service)
  • Heinz Böni (EMPA)
  • Ramon Kissling (EMPA)
  • Project kick-off in mid August 2010, final report due in February 2011

19.10.2010

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selected work results e waste summer school
Selected Work Results: E-waste Summer School

NVMP-StEP E-waste Summer School Series 2009 & 2010

  • Promote innovative scientific e-waste research
  • Establish an international research agenda
  • Develop a multidisciplinary network of young scholars
  • Link young researchers to experts from industry, academia and policy decision-making
  • Summer School 2010:
  • 29 August – 7 September 2010 in Eindhoven/Hoboken
  • Expert lectures, workshopsandgroupwork
  • Organisedby United Nations University
  • Supportedby NVMP, Philips, EmpaandUmicore

www.step-initiative.org/summerschool

  • Concept for Summer School Series 2011/2012 under revision
  • Potentially alternating target groups (SME‘s & government officials)

02.04.2014

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Selected Work Results: Recycling Trainer

Recycling Trainer-online: What is it?

  • Web-based multimedia self-learning / training and information system for e-waste recycling
  • Developed by StEP member Goab: www.recycling-trainer.eu
  • Database structure
  • Web-utilization via DSL-connection
  • Learning-management-system allows user-specific configuration through a training instructor
  • System provides possibility to create user-specific multiple-choice-tests
  • Currently available in German and English
  • At this time content based on EU guidelines (WEEE)

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Selected Work Results: Recycling Trainer

Primary target group

Mainly new employees in e-waste recycling…

...often: - unskilled,

without knowledge/experience in recycling

- with poor knowledge of the national language

- without PC experience

?

Philosophy of Recycling-Trainer

- Highest possible visualization of the topics

- Providing knowledge through combination of picture,

video, text and audio

- Short clear texts, clear, slowly spoken language

- Clear, well arranged design of operational controls

- Modular structure of contents, easy to exchange or to supplement

  • Revision/extension of Recycling Trainer-online for use in developing countries
  • Project proposal for revision ready, funding acquisition ongoing

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selected work results address
Selected Work Results: ADDRESS

ADDRESS: Annual Dynamic Digital Reporting on the global E-waSte Status

  • Objectives:
  • To inform e-waste related research with up-to-date and solid data on e-waste globally
  • To enable policy-makers to make better informed decisions
  • Part 1: Global e-waste amounts

Provide data for science-/data-based research work on e-waste globally

    • 1a. Input module, data inventory
    • 1b. Modelling module
    • 1c. Presentation / reporting on global quantities
  • Part 2: Country benchmarking

Provide feedback to various regions in the world on details and best practices as well as the performance per country over time

    • 2a. Benchmark development and application
    • 2b. Publishing Benchmark outcomes
  • Part 3: Information Hub

Providing e-waste related information online per country over time

    • 3a. Gathering country info
    • 3b. Publishing the global e-waste status annually

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selected work results address16
Selected Work Results: ADDRESS

ADDRESS subgroup:

    • CEDARE
    • C&R
    • EMPA
    • WEEE Forum
    • MIT
    • TELECOM & Man.
    • Thai EEI
    • Umicore
    • UNU
    • US-EPA
  • Next steps:
  • Vision! Break down into smaller tasks (e.g. regional proposals)

02.04.2014

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conclusions
Conclusions
  • Knowledge hub for e-waste related issues
  • International e-waste knowledge transfer
  • Multi-stakeholder approach
  • Holistic view
  • Based on scientific assessment
  • Pragmatic and problem-oriented

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contact
CONTACT

StEP Secretariat

c/o UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Institute for Sustainability and Peace

(UNU-ISP SCYCLE)

53113 Bonn / Germany

+49-228-815-0213/-0214

+49-228-815-0299

www.step-initiative.org

info@step-initiative.org

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