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eWaste Directory

ONE PLATFORM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EWASTE

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A Brief Intro to eWaste

Common Questions

  • Why electronic waste?
  • What is ESG? Why is it important?
  • Why Scope 3 emissions?
  • Why MobiCycle?
  • Why a platform approach?
  • Why a tech dashboard?

The term 'eWaste' refers to products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their useful life.

As the world's fastest growing waste stream, improperly discarded ewaste pollutes our air, soil, and water. Abandoned electronics contain precious metals. By some estimates, $62.5 billion-worth of value exists in discarded electronic items worldwide.

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance reporting standards.

Mandatory reporting of environmental risks will soon become a reality for your organization. You will be expected to report on greenhouse gas emissions from your activities, as well as your direct and indirect supply chain. The activities are broken down in to three "Scopes".

Scope 3 emissions represent purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities, transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting, leased assets, processing of sold products, use of sold products, end of life treatment of sold products, franchises, and investments.60 - 80% of your greenhouse gas emissions fall under Scope 3. Most organizations do not report their Scope 3 emissions at all. Of those that do, most limit their Scope 3 reporting to business travel. One reason for the lack of reporting is due to the lack of data, or confusion over how to obtain the data and transform it into meaningful reporting.

MobiCycle is a for profit social enterprise headquartered in the United States.MobiCycle helps organizations adapt to and mitigate the negative impacts due to improperly managed eWaste. Risks include increased greenhouse gas emissionsbiodiversity loss, andsupply chain disruption.

Waste Brokers prioritize $$$MobiCycle prioritizes saving the planet - at a reasonable cost. Recycling Companies lack objectivityAs an independent third party, we bring transparency and accountability to your supply chain. Large Consultancies are too broad in scopeMobiCycle offers a niche focus on digital tech solutions for eWaste management.

MobiCycle's Platform includes dashboards for Consulting, Tech, Games and Marketing.





The complexity of eWaste, along with its impact on climate change, mean it can not simply be managed with ad hoc solutions. A platform approach can understand business processes and manage relevant data. The platform will also introduce applications to help you create the data. As a learning tool, a platform can teach best practices. As a communications tool, the platform will deliver the right messages about your journey to become more sustainable to your external and internal stakeholders.

Our Dashboards reflect your current position on eWaste and guides you to achieve a footprint in line with the targets set by Paris Climate Agreement (2015).
A custom dashboard can track your progress towards the reduction and reuse of your electronics. The dashboard shows how you can reduce waste at each link in your supply chain.

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Why use eWaste Directory?

The goals
Organizations want to lead on sustainability. Employees want to work for companies that are beneficial to the environment and offer meaningful work.

The barriers
Organizations fear a decrease in worker productivity if they introduce new processes in order to meet their sustainability goals. Employees enter the workforce without the appropriate climate knowledge and technical knowledge.

The solutions
Organizations need to invest in lifelong learning for our employees. They also need to invest in automation and machine learning.

eWaste Directory
eWaste Directory is a question and answer application to allow anyone to get answers around how to manage electronics and electrical equipment. eWaste Directory relies on state of the art natural language processing and models.

NLP is a way to program computers to process and analyze large amounts of natural language data. Transformer models process data

1.) simultaneously (via encoders) and
2.) within context (via decoders)

An encoder classifies a word by type. A decoder understands relationships. In our conversation, we look at what was previously said and what could be said. For that, we use Bidirectional Encoder Representation from Transformers, aka BERT.

What makes eWaste Directory unique? eWaste Directory doesn't just answer a question. It tries to predict your next question.

MobiCycle's digital applications let you stream experiences from the cloud without making a large infrastructure investment.

The eWaste Directory Demo

References

Global

2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Greenhouse Gas Protocols

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

OECD Due Diligence System

Secretariats of the Basel and Stockholm conventions

Summary of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Kimberley Process

The UN Global Compact

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

United Nations University (UNU)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World Economic Forum

USA & Canada

Electronic Waste Recycling Act(California)

Electronic Products Recycling Program(Washington State)

EPEAT

Executive Order 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade"

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tools by the US EPA

Landfill or disposal ban on electronic devices(State level)

National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship: Accomplishments Report

Oregon E-Cycles

Producer Responsibility Program(State level)

R2 and e-Stewards Recycling Standards

S.77 (Act 79)(Vermont)

Section 1502 of the US Dodd-Frank Act

Europe

Climate Delegated Act

Conflict Minerals Regulation

Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)

Directive on the disposal of PCBs/PCTs

EU Batteries Directive

Extractive Waste Directive

Landfills Directive

Non-Financial Reporting Directive(NFRD)

Packaging Directive

Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals

RoHS Directive

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

The Green Deal

Waste Framework Directive

Waste Shipments Regulation

WEEE Directive

UK

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

Environmental Protection Act 1990

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 507

Hazardous Waste (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 SI 2861

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013

Waste (Wales) Measure 2010

Waste (Household Waste Duty of Care)(England & Wales) Regulations 2005

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011

Waste (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2011

Eurasia

CCCMC Due Diligence Guidelines (China)

National Product Stewardship Scheme(Australia)

National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme(Australia)

Resource Sustainability Regulations 2021(Singapore)

Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020(Australia)

The Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989(Australia)

South America

Law 20920(Chile)

Politica Nacional de Residuos Solidos n.12305 (PNRS)(Brazil)

Resolution 1512(Colombia)

Africa

Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act(Ghana)

National Environmental Waste Management Act(Kenya)

National Sanitation Policy(Rwanda)

New Law(Egypt)

Nigerian Communications Act(NCA2003)

Waste Act, 2008 (South Africa)

“In corporate board rooms the world over, the push to set a net-zero target is eliciting a common refrain: What do we do about our suppliers?

Value chain interdependency means decarbonization interdependency, too.

As the world’s big companies work to go net-zero, downward emissions pressure may become as familiar to suppliers as downward price pressure.”
MSCI
The New ‘Amazon Effect’: Corporates Pushing Corporates for Net-Zero Supply Chains  
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