eWaste Standards Tools


The basics


  • Why should we focus on electronic waste?
  • What is ESG? Why is it important?
  • Why focus on Scope 3 emissions?
  • Why choose MobiCycle?
  • Why take a platform approach?
  • Why use a tech dashboard?

The term 'eWaste' refers to products that are unwanted, not working, and nearing or at the end of their useful life.

As the world's fastest growing waste stream, improperly discarded ewaste pollutes our air, soil, and water. Abandoned electronics contain precious metals. By some estimates, $62.5 billion-worth of value exists in discarded electronic items worldwide.

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance reporting standards.

Mandatory reporting of environmental risks will soon become a reality for your organization. You will be expected to report on greenhouse gas emissions from your activities, as well as your direct and indirect supply chain. The activities are broken down in to three "Scopes".

Scope 3 emissions represent purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel and energy related activities, transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting, leased assets, processing of sold products, use of sold products, end of life treatment of sold products, franchises, and investments.60 - 80% of your greenhouse gas emissions fall under Scope 3. Most organizations do not report their Scope 3 emissions at all. Of those that do, most limit their Scope 3 reporting to business travel. One reason for the lack of reporting is due to the lack of data, or confusion over how to obtain the data and transform it into meaningful reporting.

MobiCycle is a for profit social enterprise headquartered in the United States.MobiCycle helps organizations adapt to and mitigate the negative impacts due to improperly managed eWaste. Risks include increased greenhouse gas emissionsbiodiversity loss, andsupply chain disruption.

Waste Brokers prioritize $$$MobiCycle prioritizes saving the planet - at a reasonable cost. Recycling Companies lack objectivityAs an independent third party, we bring transparency and accountability to your supply chain. Large Consultancies are too broad in scopeMobiCycle offers a niche focus on digital tech solutions for eWaste management.

MobiCycle's Platform includes dashboards for Consulting, Tech, Games and Marketing.

The complexity of eWaste, along with its impact on climate change, mean it can not simply be managed with ad hoc solutions. A platform approach can understand business processes and manage relevant data. The platform will also introduce applications to help you create the data. As a learning tool, a platform can teach best practices. As a communications tool, the platform will deliver the right messages about your journey to become more sustainable to your external and internal stakeholders.

Our Dashboards reflect your current position on eWaste and guides you to achieve a footprint in line with the targets set by Paris Climate Agreement (2015).
A custom dashboard can track your progress towards the reduction and reuse of your electronics. The dashboard shows how you can reduce waste at each link in your supply chain.

now you know

Why eWaste Standards Tools?

Did you know 2600 climate policies and laws exist globally? These policies are constantly undergoing updates, sunsets or merges. Tools help you stay current and informed.

Perhaps you prefer to focus on the major reporting frameworks such as the TCFD, PRI, CDP, SASB, or GRI. These frameworks fail at the most basic level. For example,

The TCFD asks companies to disclose the potential financial impact of climate change on their businesses and strategies. After seven years, public support for 'net zero' is at a high while compliance remains low.

The PRI helps fund managers reduce their exposure to climate change risk in their investment portfolios. As of 2021, less than 30% of the listed companies that represent some of the world’s largest carbon-polluters fully account for climate-related risks in financial statements.

The GRI wants to make climate considerations 'mainstream' while improving regulation and reporting. Academics have pointed out numerous weaknesses in GRI reporting, from support for greenwashing to hiding bad practices. Even GRI accepts its reports contain some inherent flaws.

In addition to their shortcomings around instigating change at a global level, today's frameworks do not adequately address Scope 3 emissions. Scope 3 emissions represent the vast majority of emissions. Furthermore, the connection between electronic waste and environmental reporting is real yet unexplored.

For example, if we consider upstream emissions, we know that 530 pounds of fossil fuels are needed to make just one desktop computer. Globally, over 240 million computers are manufactured each year. 530 pounds of fossil fuels multiplied by 240,000,000 desktop computers equates to 127,200,000,000 pounds of fossil fuels annually!

Have you calculated the carbon footprint for computers purchased last year? Have you calculated your carbon footprint of computers (and all other electronic and electrical equipment) you disposed of last year?

If we look downstream, we consider recycling and landfill of our abandoned electronics. Plastics used in electronics, or e-plastics, include recyclable thermoplastics and non recycleable thermostats. These plastics release greenhouse gases into the environment as they degrade.

Electronics contain mixed plastics. The cost to separate the plastics for recycling exceeds the revenue generated. Market demand for so called "contaminated" recycled plastics is low. Consequently, over 70 percent of electronic waste is landfilled, burned or remediated using harsh chemicals.

eWaste Standards Tools helps you understand the eWaste part of the popular frameworks. The tool
also helps you manage your eWaste in relation to your overall strategy on the following:

- Risks
- Governance
- Greenhouse Gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2 and 3)
- Financial metrics
- Targets and goals
- Transition plans

Contact us today to schedule a private demo. Alternatively, try our public demo via the below link.

Pricing starts at just 20 dollars a month per user license. Minimum quantities apply.

The eWaste Standards Tool Demo
“In corporate board rooms the world over, the push to set a net-zero target is eliciting a common refrain: What do we do about our suppliers?

Value chain interdependency means decarbonization interdependency, too.

As the world’s big companies work to go net-zero, downward emissions pressure may become as familiar to suppliers as downward price pressure.”
The New ‘Amazon Effect’: Corporates Pushing Corporates for Net-Zero Supply Chains  

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Create an internal data collection system through an internally designed spreadsheet, an online system, or through the use of a commercially available GHG management software package.

Work with an industry consortium to develop or use a data collection methodology and system to collect data for that industry group. 
Greenhouse Gas Protocols

Jurisdiction: Global

While a spreadsheet system provides a simple, easily implementable survey tool, it may be an inefficient approach for suppliers that have to fill out multiple surveys for their customers.

A spreadsheet system also does not lend itself to analysis unless it is designed to be exported into a database tool for easy data manipulation and reporting.
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive(CSRD)

Jurisdiction: Europe

hazardous waste means:        
(a)  waste prescribed by the regulations, where the waste has any of the characteristics mentioned in Annex III to the Basel Convention; or                    
(b)  wastes covered by paragraph 1(a) of Article 1 of the Basel Convention; or                    
(c)  household waste; or                    
(d)  residues arising from the incineration of household waste;but does not include wastes covered by paragraph 4 of Article 1 of the Basel Convention.
Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989

Jurisdiction: Australia