E-Basura/E-Waste: ecological approach to the digital age

Details of the organization
Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Information about the project
E-Basura/E-Waste: ecological approach to the digital age
E-Basura is a university program that transforms the problem of electronic waste into a tool to serve the community, transforming a growing problem into solutions, contributing to the objectives of sustainable development. Demonstrating the benefits that can be achieved in the educational, social, environmental and economic axes. Through refurbishing of obsolete computers and equipements, and their donation to social institutions, it helps reduce the Digital-Divide, extending the life cycle of electronics, promoting circular economy and providing a safe disposal of WEEE. The program disseminates the initiative in the community, promote and encourage the development of Green-ICT skills among university students, creating environmental awareness in all society. It contributes to reduce the social gap through its School of Crafts in PC Assembling-Repairing with environmental awareness, directed to disadvantaged citizens. It integrate Research, Teaching and University´s Extension (university activity that emphasizes the relationship of the university with the community in which it is immersed) to give a comprehensive solution to environmental problems. Encourages the participation and training of university students in community and environmental activities. Creates institutional ties with governments and international organizations.
National implementation: Argentina
Ongoing from 15/04/2009 to 01/12/2019
Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Institutional Collaboration Agreement) International Telecommunication Union (Cooperation Agreement for E-Waste Pilot Plant Establishment) Faculty of Computer Science - Facultad de Informática de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Faculty of Engineering - Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Faculty of Legal Sciences - Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences - Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences - Facultad de Periodismo y Comunicación de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) LINTI - Research Laboratory in New Information Technologies CESPI Higher Center for Information Processing SILKERS S.A. (Company Recycler) SCRAP Y REZAGOS S.R.L. (Company Recycler) DALAFER S.R.L. (Company Recycler)

WSIS information
      * E-environment
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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  • Iniciative that integrate Research, Teaching and University´s Extension