Traceability of e-waste and the use of digital product passports for ICT goods

30 May 2024 15:00h - 15:45h

In the modern era, the proliferation of information and communication technology (ICT) goods has led to a corresponding surge in e-waste. Managing this e-waste efficiently and responsibly has become a critical global challenge.

Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of existing initiatives on digital product passports and showcase best practices of the ICT sector.
  • Highlight the role of international standards, including the introduction of the Recommendation ITU-T L.1070 “Global digital sustainable product passport opportunities to achieve a circular economy”.
  • Provide insights into the work of the Basel Convention.
  • Highlight challenges that countries may face in adopting digital product passports from the perspective of both issuers and receptors