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UN: Basel Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative (MPPI), Project, Collection of Used Mobile Phones, Guidelines, March 2009

Main Subjects
  • Electronic waste
  • E-waste
  • WEEE 
  • International Relations
  • Waste

Official Title

Mobile Phone Partnership Initiative (MPPI), Project 2.1 - Guideline on the Collection of Used Mobile Phones

Revised and Approved Text - March 25, 2009

Extracted Summary

"At the time of approval of this guideline there were more than 3.8 billion mobile phone connections and these will eventually fail to operate or their owners will no longer want them. The environmentally sound management of those used mobile phones - even the best-designed mobile phones - should include the collection of used mobile phones into a system with three goals to:

  • divert end-of-life mobile phones from waste streams destined for disposal in landfills or incinerators;
  • repair, refurbish and preserve used mobile phones in working order, so that they can be used again; and
  • channel unusable (end-of-life) mobile phones into environmentally sound mate-rial recovery and recycling."

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