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National and International Downstream Markets for DMF E-waste Dismantling Fractions – Metals, Printed Wiring Boards and Plastics.

2015

United Nations University

UNIDO and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with financial support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) have launched the E-waste Management Project in Ethiopia (EWaMP) to promote and upscale the management of E-waste in Ethiopia. The project was initiated an...

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eWaste in Latin America: Statistical analysis and policy recommendations

2015

United Nations University

In 2014, Latin America produced 9 percent of the world’s electronic waste1 (e-waste), the equivalent of 3,900 kilo tonnes2 (kt), according to a new report from the GSMA and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). The study, “E-wa...

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Transforming E-waste into jobs and business business opportunities in Cambodia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

This letter introduced to a project which aims to strengthen capacities for increased business opportunities in the electronics industry and create e-waste management skills and knowledge.

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Study on WEEE recovery targets, preparation for re-use targets and on the method for calculation of the recovery targets

2015

United Nations University

This study supports the Commission in meeting the requirements of Article 11(6). Results of this study showed that the new recovery targets to be applied from 2018 onwards (based on EU6) maintain a similar level of ambition compared to the ones introduced from 2015 onwards (ba...

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An efficient & effective e-waste collection system for Ethiopia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

This paper aimed at working out a proposal for an efficient and effective e-waste collection system in Ethiopia. Based on the assessment of four Ethiopian cities (Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Hawassa and Jigjiga) the study lays the ground for a future national ewaste collection sys...

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Countering WEEE Illegal Trade: Summary Report

2015

United Nations University

The Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) project provides a set of recommendations to the European Commission to assist various stakeholders in countering the illegal trade of WEEE, also known as ‘e-waste’, within and from Europe. Funded by the Framework Programme (FP7), this ...

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Financing models for sound e-waste management in Ethiopia

2015

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

The report analyses different examples of e-waste legislation and related financing mechanisms in different regions, highlighting their pros/cons, particularly on financing.

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Electrical/Electronic Waste and Children’s Health

2015

World Health Organization

This training module introduces to e-waste and the potential toxic hazards associated with end of life management of e-waste which includes disposal practices, material recovery, open burning and formal/informal recycling. Specifically, this module focussed on how, when and wh...

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Forecasting waste compositions: A case study on plastic waste of electronic display housings

2015

United Nations University

This paper presented a methodology to forecast trends in the material composition of waste streams. To demonstrate the applicability and value of the proposed methodology, it is applied to forecast the evolution of plastic housing waste from flat panel display (FPD) TVs, FPD m...

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Waste Crime - Waste Risks: Gaps in Meeting the Global Waste Challenge

2015

United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the latest research findings, and involvement from practitioners such as the formal waste sector, inspectors, law enforcement officers and prosecutors. It provides insight into the possible scale and features of the main drivers, along with case st...

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