26b Criteria 7: Packaging
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 7 reads:

"[Each piece of equipment and their components is individually packaged to prevent hazards and loss of value, including protection against abrasion, static charges, ignition, loss of fluids or toxic contaminants, or breakage.] [Appropriate protection against damage during transportation, loading and unloading, in particular through sufficient packaging14 and stacking of the load] "

Footnote 14 states, "With regards to computing equipment, see the packaging guidelines developed under PACE". PACE is the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment which is another technical assistance working group mandated to inform the Basel Convention process.

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)’.

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