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The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) is a multi-stakeholder partnership established to address the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment. The multi-stakeholder Working Group, comprised of representatives of personal computer manufacturers, recyclers, international organizations, academia, environmental groups and governments developed the proposed scope of work, terms of reference, financial arrangements, and structure of PACE. The Partnership was launched at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, which took place in Bali, Indonesia in June 2008.

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PACE Guidelines, Manual and Reports

The Partnership has developed the following Guidelines and Glossary of Terms: 

The guideline on environmentally sound testing, refurbishment and recycling of used computing equipment; and the guideline on environmentally sound material recovery and recycling of end-of-life computing equipment were field tested to take into account practical experiences of 16 private companies that agreed to evaluate these two guidelines and to provide recommendations for revisions.

PACE guidance documents

 

TitleArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish
Items: 6      
1. Revised guideline on environmentally sound testing, refurbishment and repair of used computing equipment1.15 MB 1.04 MB 355.13 K 551.8 K 747.89 K 581.97 K
2. Revised guideline on environmentally sound material recovery and recycling of end-of-life computing equipment1.8 MB 1.16 MB 1.05 MB 1.08 MB 1.42 MB 1.41 MB
3. Documents developed by the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment:
Annex I: Guidance document on environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment
Annex III: Report on project experiences and lessons learned based on the outcome of the pilot projects
1.95 MB 1.76 MB 1.17 MB 1 MB 1.64 MB 1.77 MB
4. Report with ESM criteria recommendations961.21 K 822.75 K 436.97 K 900.08 K 703.18 K 431.78 K
5. Report on strategies, actions and incentives to promote environmentally sound management of end-of-life-computing equipment1.03 MB 1.06 MB 1.41 MB 1.02 MB 1.02 MB 1.13 MB
6. Manual on Steps to Establish and Implement Environmentally Sound Management for Used and Waste Computing Equipment1.32 MB 1.74 MB 772.73 K 1.57 MB 1.52 MB 1.28 MB