Press Release: New global partnership aids countries to tackle increasing e-waste challenges

ITU, UNU and ISWA work together to ensure responsible management of fastest growing waste type

Geneva, 12 July 2017 -As digital and tech devices become more available worldwide, their responsible disposal is becoming a challenge for many countries. In response, ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT) has partnered with the United Nations University (UNU), acting through its Vice Rectorate in Europe hosted Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme, and the Solid Waste Association (ISWA) to form the Global e-Waste Statistics Partnership.

The main objectives of the partnership are to improve and collect worldwide e-waste statistics. As such, the partnership will support countries to produce reliable and comparable e-waste statistics, and will also deliver capacity building workshops and raise visibility on the importance of tracking and managing e-waste.

For full text see:
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR32.aspx

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