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Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
E-waste Inspection and Enforcement ManualEU, IMPEL and Basel Convention, 2012: This manual aims to offer practical guidance and background information to regulatory and enforcement officers who deal with the transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). While actions of both export and import countries are important to effectively enforce the Basel Convention, including in relation to e-waste, the manual focuses primarily on countries of import. Manual developed in the framework of the SBC E-waste Africa project.48
Where are WEEE in Africa? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa ProgrammeBasel Convention Secretariat, 2012: Trends of EEE imports, use, and e-waste generation in West Africa. Impacts of recycling practices on human health, the environment and climate change. Socio-economic aspects of the e-waste sector in Ghana and Nigeria. Flows of EEE and e-waste between Europe and West Africa. Transboundary movements of used EEE and e-waste.48
Corruption, Environment and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)UNODC, 2012: Compilation of papers from the special event “Impact of corruption on the environment and the United Nations Convention against Corruption as a tool to address it”, 4th Conference of States Parties (Marrakesh, Morocco, 24–28 October 2011). Paper II. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Corruption: The Special Case of E-waste in West Africa.
Author(s): Tatiana Terekhova- Basel Convention.
E-Waste Africa ProgrammeSecretariat of the Basel Convention, European Commission, Norway, the UK and the Dutch Recyclers Association (NVMP), 2009-2012: Comprehensive programme aiming to enhance the environmental governance of e-wastes and to create favourable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa.
Component 1: Flows of used EEE to West-Africa. Flows of used and end-of-life e-products from Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.Öko-Institut, 2010: A fact-finding study on flows in used and end-of-life e-products imported into five West-African countries by sea, in particular from two European countries, Belgium and The Netherlands, and two ports, Antwerp and Amsterdam, is carried out. The aim is to identify the principle pathways of used electronic and electric equipment (EEE) from Europe to West Africa as well as potential leakage points for end-of-life products that are mandatory required under the WEEE directive to undergo sound waste treatment within Europe.
Author(s): Stefan Seum; Andreas Hermann.
E-waste Policy HandbookSofies, Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility, 2019: The report discusses the three fundamental elements in designing and implementing sustainable solutions for e-waste management: Volumes and flows, Economics, and engagement of consumers. It describes the quantities of waste are generated, the main routes of disposal from consumers, best estimates for volumes. The report outlines the existing landscape of e-waste policy in Africa, specifically in the ACE target countries. It provides policy and producers scheme examples and best practices from around the world.