Publication details

Title:

Towards Environmentally and Socially Sound E-Waste Management in W-Africa: Results from a Survey in Ghana and Europe

Date:October 9th, 2010
File: CARE_INNOVATIONS_11_2010_Manhart.pdf (2.66 MB)
Type:Presentations
Author/Authors:Prakash, Siddharth
Manhart, Andreas
Language:
Place:

Vienna

Meeting Name:

Going Green - CARE INNOVATIONS 2010

Project Name:Meeting the Challenge of E-waste in Africa
Topics:Mineral resources and metals
Title:

Towards Environmentally and Socially Sound E-Waste Management in W-Africa - Results from a survey in Ghana and Europe

Abstract:

In 2009, the VROM-Inspectorate and NVMP assigned a study on socio-eco-nomic impacts of informal WEEE-management and improvement potentials in Ghana. The project aims at creating favorable social and economic conditions in the e-waste recycling sector and to elaborate on the feasibility of international recycling co-operations, also for the purpose of enhancing resource efficiency and closing material cycles. To achieve these goals, the e-waste recycling system in Ghana was studied and compared to the end-of-life management in Europe. This was performed to analyze the applicability of alternative recycling technologies in Ghana on the basis of specific environmental, social and economic benefits. Drawing from this research, possible business models were sketched that could help to tap improvement potentials. Special emphasis was on strategies to incorporate the existing informal sector. This contribution presents key findings from this research. The study was carried out by the Öko-Institut e.V. (Germany) and Green Advocacy (Ghana).

Date:November 9th, 2010
File: CARE_INNOVATIONS_11_2010_Manhart_text.pdf (0.14 MB)
Type:Articles
Author/Authors:Prakash, Siddharth
Manhart, Andreas
Language:
Project Name:Meeting the Challenge of E-waste in Africa
Topics:Mineral resources and metals