“ITI suggests that this section ["About E-waste"] also recognize the economic, social and environmental benefits that can accrue from the continued use of electrical and electronic equipment, even reuse following repair or refurbishment in the receiving country. Reference to the U.N. Millennium Development goal of furthering access to ICT would be appropriate].”
From p. 6 of Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) response to Basel Secretariat. 2010. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movement of E-Waste, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste (Version 22 September 2010)’. http://www.basel.int/Implementation/Ewaste/TechnicalGuidelines/DevelopmentofTGs/tabid/2377/Default.aspx.