This Supplement sheds light on E-waste management success stories in different countries. The supplement covers different policies, legislation, initiatives, and different stakeholders involvement (government, private sector, NGOS, and informal sector).
It has been developed in response to WTSA Resolution 79 (Dubai, 2012), which instructs ITU-T Study Group 5 to develop and document examples of countries and regions success stories for handling and managing e-waste generated from telecommunications and ICT equipment, and it is complementary to the Supplement- guidelines for developing a sustainable E-waste management system, currently being discussed by Q13/5. However, the guidelines introduced in this supplement apply to all categories of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The Supplement presents some countries' and regions' success stories of E-waste management that could be used as a best practice guidance that may be adopted by countries or regions working on developing adequate e-waste management systems to develop or improve their processes and procedures. Finally, the Supplement strongly encourages ITU Membership to adopt ITU-T standards and internationally-developed indicators.