Partner

Organisation Name:

International Telecommunications Union

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Social:

City:

Geneva

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

14th October

Activities:

competition and thought paper launch

Description: This year for IEWD, we will be publishing a thought paper with the WEEE Forum, GSMA and Sofies on the topic of Digital Solutions for a Circular Electronics Value Chain. This paper is the second thought paper that ITU and WEEE Forum have collaborated on for IEWD. To compliment the launch of the paper, we are also organizing a webinar around the topic of the paper.

IEWD will also mark the launch of the Generation Connect Global E-waste Iconathon competition that we are organizing with WEEE Forum and StEP. The E-waste Iconathon is an icon design contest that aims to raise awareness about the global e-waste issue and leverage the participation of youth globally. Young people of ages 18-24 are invited to participate and design a universal icon that signifies the importance of the take-back or collection of e-waste for recycling purposes. Registration opens on 14th of October 2021!
Partner

Organisation Name:

UNEP Europe Office

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Social:

City:

Geneva

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

14 October 2021

Activities:

Public Campaign - Social media

Description: Dissemination on this day of content on e-waste through UNEP social media channels to raise awareness.
Partner

Organisation Name:

UNEP/BRS Secretariat

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Activity website:

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Social:

City:

Geneva

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

14 October

Activities:

Public Campaign - Internet news

Description: Blog article on the theme of IEWD and progress on e-waste activities under the Basel Convention
www.basel.int

Publication in in UN languages of:

  • Guidance document on the environmentally sound management of used and end of life computing equipment;

  • Guideline on environmentally sound testing, refurbishment and repair of used computing equipment;

  • Guideline on environmentally sound material recovery
    and recycling of end-of-life computing equipment;

Partner

Organisation Name:

UNITAR

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Social:

City:

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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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.

Associate

Organisation Name:

World Resources Forum Association

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Social:

City:

Zürich, Accra

Countries:

Ghana, Switzerland

Date(s):

12-14 October 2021

Activities:

Conference

Description:

The World Resources Forum Association is holding its flagship conference WRF21 on October 12-14 under the theme of “A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources” with a focus on three main topic streams: primary resources, secondary resources and circular economy.



The conference is co-hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and takes place in a hybrid format: three days of online sessions and two small-scale in-person events in Switzerland (October 13th) and Ghana (October 14th).



The Ghana Event on the third day will focus on electrical and electronic waste with the main objective to improve the conditions for sustainable management and disposal of electronic waste in Ghana. This regional event is commissioned by the BMZ, through the E-Waste Programme which is a technical cooperation implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in partnership with MESTI.

Participant

Organisation Name:

ITC

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Social:

City:

Geneva

Country:

Switzerland

Date(s):

14 October 2021

Activities:

Public Campaign - Social media

Description: We will support the IEWD by sharing posts on our corporate and personal social media accounts.
Participant

Organisation Name:

Sofies UK

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Social:

City:

Various

Countries:

India, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Date(s):

14/10/2021

Activities:

Business collection

Description: At Sofies, we are dedicating the entire month of October to the topic of e-waste. And to mark the occasion, we are doing an inter office e-waste competition, where employees are asked to collect any e-waste from their houses for correct disposal. The office that collects the highest weight of e-waste per capita will win the challenge!

In addition, our UK office is preparing a video where Sofies UK Managing Director, Federico Magalini, will answer questions from the audience (collected via form on social media) about e-waste management and the current challenges in the field. The idea is to promote awareness and to bring people closer to the topic.

About

The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty six 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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