Processing recovered materials may render them commodities
A position that holds that processing materials deemed waste may lead to their redefinition as commodities in some jurisdictions.

“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)’.


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