Countries

    Partner

    Organisation Name:

    International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

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    City:

    Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    12-14-19 October

    Activities:

    News release, Social media, Workshop, Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: On the 12th October, ITU will publish the Paper on ‘Internet Waste’ developed in collaboration with the WEEE Forum. The paper focuses on e-waste derived from ICT infrastructure equipment with examples from data centres, mobile networks and Internet of Things. The main objective is to raise awareness of the ICT infrastructure that supports connectivity and provoke thought into sustainable waste management practices. On the 14th October, ITU together with UN Environment will launch a campaign using the hashtag #endEwaste to to encourage TikTok young users to join the challenge and record themselves doing an e-waste treasure hunt at their own /family homes, or even workplaces. The idea is to promote a challenge where the person will be recorded searching for small electronic devices that are in her/his place and they are no longer being used or functioning. This person will also show what people are supposed to do with them afterwards:
    • Reuse, donate or sell if the device is still working.
    • Check if your electronic device manufacturer has a buy-back program (for an upgrade) or a take-back recycling program.
    • If the device is not working, see if it can be repaired for reuse.
    • If the device cannot be repaired, find a responsible local recycler or a drop-off point.
    ITU invites individuals, businesses, NGOs and UN organizations to partner up on this challenge and help us spread the awareness on e-waste through TikTok. On October 14th as International E-waste Day falls on World Standards Day, ITU will publish an article to raise awareness on e-waste and reflect on the theme of “protect our planet with standards”. ITU will promote the release of the ‘Internet Waste’ thought paper and link to e-waste day as well. On the 19th October, ITU and the WEEE Forum will organized the ‘Internet Waste Dialogue’ webinar. The aim of the webinar is to discuss the opportunities and challenges of end-of-life management of infrastructure equipment that enables connectivity. We will have a discussion with different panel representatives from across the supply chain. The webinar will target stakeholders involved in the management of B2B infrastructure e-waste within industry, academia and international organisations.
    Partner

    Organisation Name:

    ITU

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    City:

    Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Activities:

    Social media

    Description: Infographic: An interactive of a ‘regular’ household and office with bubbles explaining what can and cannot be recycled. Video and blog: afterlife of e-waste - interview with Fairphone. Video: ITU's e-waste activities Video: local e-recycling organization that refurbishes old laptops to train people in digital skills Video: 'ask the expert' with UNU. People submit questions they have about e-waste and we answer them!
    Partner

    Organisation Name:

    UNEP/BRS Secretariat

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    Social:

    City:

    Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    14 October

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Internet news

    Description: Dissemination on this day on the web page of the BRS Secretariat, an article, launch of online Hackathon (tentative), a webinar session on e-waste.
    Partner

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    UNITAR

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    worldwide

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    14. October 2021

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Internet news

    Description: In cooperation with the WEEE Forum we want to show the level of knowledge of consumers worldwide regarding e-waste recycling. We want to illustrate that there are different levels of knowledge so we would like correct/positive answers alongside incorrect/negative answers. The videos, filmed on the streets of different cities, will be compiled in a single short film divided into short sections (one per question).
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    SENS eRecycling

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    Social:

    City:

    Zürich

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    October - December 2019

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: In honor of the International eWaste Day, the Swiss Postal Service (Die Post) and SENS eRecycling are jointly launching a project for the collection of small appliances in private households. "Become a recycling hero" is the communication topic and we encourage families to dispose their old electronic toys with this new collection option. We have defined two test regions for the pilot – one rural, one urban. Starting on October, 14th, the collection for private households will be running for four months. The first step in the communication process is the sending out of a mailing, including an example of the collection bag. Families then have the opportunity to dispose of their electronic waste (mainly electronic toys) by putting the old devices in the mailbag and the bag into their letter box. DIE Post will then collect the bags and bring them to one of our recycling partners. All participating families will be rewarded with a key ring, stating that they are our recycling heroes. In addition to schools and families within the test region, the media (press) will be informed. Furthermore, we are going to promote the project on our website and through social media. With this campaign we hope to increase the convenience in collection as well as the collection rate. And, finally, we want to promote and raise awareness for the International eWaste Day.
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    SENS eRecycling

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    City:

    Zurich, Berne and Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    October 14th to the end of December 2021

    Activities:

    Public collection

    Description:

     After more than 7000 collected Electro Recycling Bags in three month and in honor of International E-Waste Day, the Swiss Postal Service (Die Post) and SENS eRecycling are for the third time jointly launching a project for the collection of small appliances in private households.

    We are testing a brand new bag that can be used multiple times to recycle or even reuse appliances, all picked up by the Swiss Postal Service and then fed to the specific channels by SENS eRecycling. We have defined several test regions for this third pilot – rural and urban, in different cantons in Switzerland, for the first time in the french speaking part.

    Starting on October 14th, the collection for private households will be running for four months. The first step in the communication process is the sending out of a flyer containing a QR code for the order of the reusable Electro Bag. People then have the opportunity to dispose of their electronic waste or items for reuse by putting them  in the Electro Bag and the bag into their letter box. Die Post will then collect the bags and bring them to one of our recycling partners. In addition to schools and people within the test region, the media (press) will be informed. Furthermore, we are going to promote the project on our website and through social media. After the good results from 2020, we hope to further increase the convenience in collection as well as the collection rate. After this last pilot project, we plan to be able to define a new way of collection with the highest possible convenience for all private households. And, of course, we want to promote and raise awareness for International E-Waste Day.

    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    SENS eRecycling

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    Social:

    City:

    Zürich

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    October till December 2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: Description: After a very big success from our pilot in 2019 and in honor of the International eWaste Day, the Swiss Postal Service (Die Post) and SENS eRecycling are for the second time jointly launching a project for the collection of small appliances in private households. We encourage people to dispose their old electronic devices with this new collection option. We have defined several test regions for this second pilot – rural and urban, in different cantons in Switzerland. Starting on October, 14th, the collection for private households will be running for four months. The first step in the communication process is the sending out of a mailing, including an example of the collection bag. People then have the opportunity to dispose of their electronic waste by putting the old devices in the mailbag and the bag into their letter box. DIE Post will then collect the bags and bring them to one of our recycling partners. In addition to schools and people within the test region, the media (press) will be informed. Furthermore, we are going to promote the project on our website and through social media and are planning a launch event. After the good results from 2019, we hope to further increase the convenience in collection as well as the collection rate. After this second pilot project, we hope to be able to define a new way of collection with the highest possible convenience for all private households. And, of course, we want to promote and raise awareness for the International eWaste Day.
    Organiser

    Organisation Name:

    Swico

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    City:

    Zürich

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    8.10.2019 – 29.10.2019

    Activities:

    Public collection, Social media

    Description: Every 18 months, on average, Swiss buy a new smartphone. According to estimates, over ten million old devices are stored in household - meaning that important recyclables are lost to the recycling economy. With a view to E-Waste Day on 14 October 2019, and view of its 25th birthday of successful recycling, Swico is calling on the population to return e-waste with a one-off influencer campaign: #RecycleLikeThis: Swiss influencer against e-waste. Swico Recycling calls on the population to recycle smartphones and other digital devices with a powerful campaign. In Zurich, Bern and Basel, renowned Swiss influencers will draw attention to the urban gold mine sitting in drawers and cupboards across the country. The celebrities have already started to post on Instagram and will be present at the collection points, posting selfies with the people who bring their devices. Follow the hashtag #RecycleLikeThis for more!
    Organiser

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    Swico

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    City:

    Zurich

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    14.10.2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: Switzerland is currently considering a new approach to WEEE - a change in politics that may affect Swico Recycling in numerous ways. We therefore do not launch any specific actions for the International e-Waste Day, but will use Social Media to alert people about the topic.
    Associate

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    International Trade Centre

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    Social:

    City:

    Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    14 October 2020

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - Social media

    Description: ITC’s tech sector development project team will perform a small social media campaign that will feature startups / SMEs beneficiaries that focus on e-waste. They provide a quote on their passion for the business/why e-waste is important and a picture. The images will air on the 14th of October on the projects social media channels and ITCs Twitter account.  
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions

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    Worldwide

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    October 2020

    Activities:

    MOOC on E-waste; Technical Guidelines on ESM of E-waste; other resources on E-waste

    Description: The Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions is delighted to participate in, and spread the word about, International E-Waste Day 2020, and wish every success to the WEEE Forum in raising awareness of this critical E-waste challenge. For more information on E-waste, including the Basel Convention's agreed Technical Guidelines on the Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste, and the recently re-launched second version of the successful Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the E-waste Challenge, please see our website www.basel.int or follow our twitter feed @brsmeas. Global Agreements for a Healthy Planet

    In addition, in the context of the celebrations for the International E-waste Day, 2020, we would like to invite you to participate in an E-waste Challenge MOOC live event. The webinar sessions will include a lecture on e-waste inclusive recycling by Ms. Sonia Valdivia from the World Resources Forum. Come and learn how the new E-waste challenge MOOC has been updated and is proposed in five mini-courses. This lecture is part of course five on e-waste sustainable recycling practices.

    Kindly note that both sessions will present the same content. The different scheduled times are intended to accommodate as best possible participation from different time zones.

    Schedule and registration Please register a few days in advance of the sessions utilizing the following links:

    Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:00 (CEST) https://unep-brs.webex.com/unep-brs/j.php?RGID=r2f05992ccf85a03b6d342936f0d19197 

    Thursday, 29 October 2020, 16:00 (CEST) https://unep-brs.webex.com/unep-brs/j.php?RGID=r6a023a964e81e7185a239f642f8de7b6

    To verify your local time for the beginning of these sessions, the following Time Zone Converter can be consulted.

    Additional information on both sessions can be found on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions website at: http://www.basel.int/Default.aspx?tabid=4210&meetId=55998FD3-F90D-EB11-9D1B-005056857856&lang=en.

    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    UNEP/BRS Secretariat

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    City:

    Geneva

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    To be confirmed

    Activities:

    Description: We would like to promote the E-waste challenge Massive Online Course available at:

    http://www.basel.int/Implementation/TechnicalAssistance/MOOC/tabid/4966/Default.aspx

    We are organizing webinars on recycling and on e-waste generation. Will be available on this page www.basel.int

    We are circulating the information on the International E-waste Day among the members and the observers of Follow up Partnership to PACE, promoting their participation.

    In addition, in the context of the celebrations for the International E-waste Day, 2020, we would like to invite you to participate in an E-waste Challenge MOOC live event. The webinar sessions will include a lecture on e-waste inclusive recycling by Ms. Sonia Valdivia from the World Resources Forum. Come and learn how the new E-waste challenge MOOC has been updated and is proposed in five mini-courses. This lecture is part of course five on e-waste sustainable recycling practices.

    Kindly note that both sessions will present the same content. The different scheduled times are intended to accommodate as best possible participation from different time zones.

    Schedule and registration Please register a few days in advance of the sessions utilizing the following links:

    Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:00 (CEST) https://unep-brs.webex.com/unep-brs/j.php?RGID=r2f05992ccf85a03b6d342936f0d19197 

    Thursday, 29 October 2020, 16:00 (CEST) https://unep-brs.webex.com/unep-brs/j.php?RGID=r6a023a964e81e7185a239f642f8de7b6

    To verify your local time for the beginning of these sessions, the following Time Zone Converter can be consulted.

    Additional information on both sessions can be found on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions website at: http://www.basel.int/Default.aspx?tabid=4210&meetId=55998FD3-F90D-EB11-9D1B-005056857856&lang=en.

     

    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    World Resources Forum Association

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    Social:

    City:

    St. Gallen

    Country:

    Switzerland

    Date(s):

    7 - 25 October 2019

    Activities:

    Social media

    Description: The WRF Secretariat will conduct a social media campaign highlighting the need for sustainable recycling of e-waste. Posts will appear on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram, with an awareness raising video "Tales of Trash" as highlight. This video will be promoted through YouTube as well. On October 23-24 dedicated sessions on e-waste will be conducted at the occasion of World Resources Forum 2019, to be organised in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Sustainable Recycling Industries and H2020 CEWASTE teams.

    About

    The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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