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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Participants uphold 20-point agenda for e-Waste

Participants at a workshop for Capacity Building on Environmentally Responsible Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), hosted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) rose with a 20-point agenda to promote handling of e-Waste.

They stated at the three-day workshop organized in San Salvador between March 19-21, 2013, with the support of ITU Sector Member Telefónica, that key to the application and identification of business models that leverage recycling opportunities and create new employment will bring about waste reduction.

A press statement  accessible to NaijaAgroNet indicated that the new agenda was agreed by the 86 participants at the workshop.

Also, the agenda emphasized on the rising collaboration between all parties, as well as the development of online learning programmes and workshops aimed at policy-makers.

They further called on ITU and UNEP as well Partnership on Computing Equipment (PACE) to assist Central America and the Caribbean in the development of regulations, legislation and international standards to mitigate e-waste’s potentially damaging effects on the environment and the health of local populations.

Remmy Nweke
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