“ITI recommends that the Guidance also recognize that certain recovered materials may be processed to such an extent that the materials may be regarded as a commodity raw material rather than a waste by some countries.”
From response by Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) 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.