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Terms and Definitions

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Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work properly;

E-waste/WEEE: Electrical and electronic equipment that is no longer suitable for use or that the last owner has discarded;

Refurbish: Process for creating refurbished or reconditioned equipment including such activities as cleaning, data sanitization, and (software) upgrading

Repair: Process of fixing specified faults in equipment to enable the equipment to be used for its original intended purpose;

Re-use: Process of using again used equipment or a functional component from used equipment in the same or a similar function, possibly after refurbishment, re­pair or upgrading;

Environmentally sound management: Taking all practicable steps to ensure that wastes managed in a manner which

Management will protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects which may result from such wastes;