26b Criteria 6: Disposal
Paragraph 26b contains seven criteria that would be used to determine when used equipment "should not normally be considered waste". Different actors took a variety of positions on one or several of these seven criteria.

Criteria 6 reads:

"All residual waste generated from the testing/repair/refurbishment operation which is hazardous according to the Basel Convention definitions (Article 1, 1(a) and 1(b)) or its hazardous characteristics are unknown, shall be disposed of [in an environmentally sound manner (ESM) in accordance with the Basel Convention][in an Annex VII country][ in an Annex VII country unless accompanied by a conclusive proof that the residual hazardous waste can be treated at a facility in the importing country is ESM]. Any transboundary movements necessary shall be accomplished in accordance with the Basel Convention"

From p. 11 of Basel Secretariat. 2014. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movements of Electronic and Electrical Waste and Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste under the Basel Convention (Draft of 20 November 2014)’.

Electronic Waste »Electronic Waste
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Situations in which used equipment is or is not waste »Situations in which used equipment is or is not waste
Paragraph 26: when used equipment should not be considered waste »Paragraph 26: when used equipment should not be considered waste
26b "Preferred option" »26b "Preferred option"
26b Criteria 6: Disposal
Annex VII not in force »Annex VII not in force
Residual waste from testing/repair/refurbishment is negligible »Residual waste from testing/repair/refurbishment is negligible
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