Development of Technical Guidelines on e-waste

The technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electrical and electronic waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non waste under the Basel Convention, was adopted, on an interim basis, at the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties by decision BC-12/5. 

Work following COP-13

At its thirteenth meeting, by its decision BC-13/5, the Conference of the Parties (COP), established an Expert Working Group to undertake further work on the technical guidelines adopted on an interim basis at COP-12. And the government of China has offered to lead the referred work.

Please find here the list of members to the Expert Working Group on the e-waste technical guidelines.

In paragraph 11 of the same decision, the COP, requested the Secretariat to develop, as appropriate, and in consultation with the lead country, a revised questionnaire based upon paragraph 3 of decisions OEWG-10/5, and send it out to Parties and others by 30 September 2017. Parties and others are invited to provide responses to the questionnaire to the Secretariat by 30 November 2017.

All Focal Points to the Basel Convention were informed about the access to the revised online questionnaire.

Stakeholders, other than Parties, are invited to use the following link to provide answers to the revised online questionnaire: Revised questionnaire on the experiences of parties and others in the implementation of the Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and electrical waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention.

Following BC-13/5 decision, paragraph 3, Parties and others were invited to provide comments on different aspects related to the development of the technical guidelines, to the Secretariat, by 30 October 2017.

Please find below, the comments provided.

Comments or queries should be sent to Ms. Carla Valle-Klann, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (Email: carla.valle@brsmeas.org, Tel: +41 22 917 86 86). 

Comments received from Parties and others on different aspects related to the development of the technical guidelines, with a deadline of 30 October 2017

 
SubmitterComments
Items: 8Files: 8
Argentina
17.05 K
English
Basel Action Network (BAN)
245.86 K
English
DITTA
531.1 K
English
ICT Trade Associations
261.85 K
English
India
202.89 K
English
Republic of Korea
19.77 K
English
Trinidad and Tobago
4.77 MB
English
United States of America
170.64 K
English

Work prior to COP-13

The Conference of the Parties also invited parties and others to use the technical guidelines and to submit, not later than two months before the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, through the Secretariat, comments on their experience in so doing, and to provide comments on the issues mentioned in paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5, to the Secretariat five months before the opening of the tenth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group for consideration at its meeting.

Comments received from Parties and others on the issues mentioned in paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5 are listed in a table below.

Information transmitted by Parties on any conditions applicable in relation to used equipment that should normally be considered waste or non-waste (paragraph 8 of decision BC-12/5) is available here.

At its tenth meeting, the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) recognized the need to collect more information on the experiences of Parties in the implementation of the technical guidelines. In this regard, the OEWG in its decision OEWG-10/5, requested the Secretariat to send out a questionnaire, to be developed in consultation with the small intersessional working group, to Parties and others by 29 July 2016, in order to gather information on their experiences in the implementation of the technical guidelines.

Following the OEWG request, the Secretariat has developed, in consultation with the small intersessional working group on e-waste, an online questionnaire, which should be responded by15 January 2017. 

All Focal Points to the Basel Convention were informed about the access to the online questionnaire.

Stakeholders, other than parties, were invited to use the following link to provide answers to the online questionnaire: Questionnaire on the experiences of parties and others in the implementation of the Technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electronic and electrical waste and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention.

Comments received from Parties and others on the issues mentioned in paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5

 
SubmitterDownload
Items: 16Files: 19
Australia
332.46 K
English
Basel Action Network (BAN)
41.48 K
English
Basel Action Network (BAN) - 2nd set of comments
154.87 K
English
Brazil
17.72 K
English
Canada
1.78 MB
English
China
19.92 K
English
Colombia
152.17 K
Spanish
404.63 K
Spanish
Comments collected by the BRS Secretariat at the E-waste workshop for the African region, Nigeria, 20-23 October 2015
14.27 K
English
DITTA
362.29 K
English
EU (regarding paragraph 5 of decision BC-12/5)
144.31 K
English
23.08 K
English
India
37.52 K
English
ITI, USA
477.9 K
English
Malaysia
220.91 K
English
250.51 K
English
New Zealand
25.44 K
English
Norway
261.93 K
English
State of Palestine
728.18 K
English

Members of the Intersessional Working Group for the Development of Technical Guidelines on E-Wastes (as of 15 January 2015)

Summary record of the physical meeting of the small intersessional working group (SIWG) on E-waste, 19 and 20 January 2015, Konstanz, Germany