Global reboot’ needed in e-scrap recovery

End-of-life electronics received attention at the World Economic Forum meeting this month. A report from several global entities called for a systemic change to stem rising volumes of unrecovered devices.

The report, titled “A New Circular Vision for Electronics: Time for a Global Reboot,” was authored by United Nations entities, the Basel Convention, the International Telecommunication Union and other stakeholders.


The World Economic Forum is a nonprofit organization that describes its mission as engaging “the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

” Its annual meeting was held in Davos, Switzerland last week. E-scrap management was one of numerous environmental issues discussed during this year’s forum.