[IRP] eWaste wording

Anja Kovacs anja
Wed Sep 1 19:07:28 EEST 2010

Thanks Dixie, both for the suggested wording and the comment.  I think
they are both excellent suggestions.

Wolfgang, could the wording suggested by Dixie work? And would it be ok
to perhaps add something more specific about the responsibilities of
companies and governments in this regard, or would that take us too
far/not be appropriate?


On Wednesday 01 September 2010 06:31 PM, Dixie Hawtin wrote:
> Hi Anja,
> I think the E-waste article should be based on UDHR Art 23 (just and favourable conditions of work) and Art 25 (right to an adequate standard of living for health and well-being).
> Perhaps something along the lines of:
> "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for their health and well-being. E-waste is an environmental hazard and must be disposed of in a manner which upholds this right for the public in general, and workers who come into contact with E-waste in particular." 
> -I think the Charter needs to provide the principles which will act as tools to tackle issues such as the exporting of hazardous waste to developing countries, rather than tackle them explicitly. Particularly as these issues will change. 
> -If any waste components need to be disposed of in a particular way, this could be included in the second section of the Charter (which is technologically specific).
> Best wishes,
> Dixie
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> Ah yes, I immediately see what you mean.
> Let me do some more thinking, perhaps that can help :) Or perhaps there
> are others on the list who have some experience with this topic?
> Kind regards,
> Anja
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