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StEP-Initiative – Solving the E-waste Problem
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) is an initiative of various UN organizations coordinated by the United Nations University with the overall aim to solve the e-waste problem. Together with prominent members from industry, governments, international organizations, NGOs and the science sector actively participating, StEP initiates and facilitates approaches towards the sustainable handling of e-waste. In five task forces feasible, just and environmentally safe solutions for the e-waste problem are developed through analysis, planning and pilot projects.
TF Policy & Legislation
The analysis of existing approaches and policies for e-waste in order to issue recommendations for future developments.

TF ReDesign
Efforts to support the design for better reuse, repair, refurbishment and recycling.

TF ReUse
The development of a replicable and sustainable global reuse system to minimize environmental impacts.

TF ReCycling
The enhancement of global recycling infrastructures to realize sustainable e-waste recycling systems.

TF Knowledge Management & Capacity Building
The documentation of all results achieved by the task forces in order to make them globally accessible and increase awareness.

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