International Associations Promoting Responsible Electronics Recycling

SLS takes a leadership role in advancing how electronics are reused and recycled sustainably. We are active in global organizations focused on promoting sustainable material use. These include:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Sims Limited is a member of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Sims Lifecycle Services is active in the Circular Electronics Partnership, a WBCSD project.

Circular Electronics Partnership (launched March 2021)

Launched in March 2021, the Circular Electronics Partnership (CEP) brings together 20 leading electronics companies with a vision and roadmap to a circular economy for the electronics industry and associated supply chain by 2030.

As a member of the Circular Electronics Partnership (CEP), Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) fully embraces the CEP vision to “unite leaders in tech, consumer goods and waste management, to identify how to do things better”. We are a leading voice in driving sustainable reverse supply chains, improving recycling rates and reuse potential of used electronics.

The CEP six pathways include:

  • Design for circularity
  • Drive demand for circular products and services
  • Scale responsible business models
  • Increase official collection rate
  • Aggregate for reuse and recycling
  • Scale secondary material markets

Basel Convention

The Basel Convention establishes standards for the transboundary movement of hazardous waste, solid waste, and municipal incinerator ash, including notice to and written confirmation from the receiving country prior to export.

SLS is actively involved in several Basel working groups, promoting responsible electronics recycling worldwide, including:

  • Basel Waste Plastic Partnership
  • Basel Convention Technical Expert Working Group on the Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous and Other Wastes
  • Basel Convention Expert Working Group on e-Waste Technical Guidelines
  • Expert Working Group on the Basel Convention Waste Identification-Related Annexes

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