New Vision for Electronics 


Create a public-private, global platform for action based around a new vision for electronics, which uses circular economy principals to redefine the electronics value chain.


  • In 2018, 50 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated, worth around $55 billion 

  • Only 20% of this is recycled

  • Circular economy levers from new business models, design, re-manufacturing and recycling and new policies could help to capture this opportunity 

  • To remake the system there is need for systematic collaboration across companies, international organizations, academia and governments at a global level


  • Convene key actors from the public and private sector to align on a New Vision for Electronics supporting the work of the UN E-waste coalition

  • Create a platform for high level collaboration on building a circular economy for electronics globally

  • Increase coordination between UN Agencies, Companies and governments on country and regional level projects on electronics and e-waste


For the first time all the relevant United Nations entities are coming together with support from the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to produce a new vision for circular economy in electronics. This vision will align the relevant UN entities, key governments and some of the largest electronics multinationals around a common plan for the future of the electronics sector; one based on the principles of the circular economy. The initial vision report will serve as a baseline for systematic co-oporation to remake the electronics system at a global level.


A New Circular Vision for Electronics

Time for a Global Reboot






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