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Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
High levels of PAH-metabolites in urine of e-waste recycling workers from Agbogbloshie, Ghana.Science of the Total Environment, 2014: In a cross-sectional study, the levels of PAH metabolites in the urine of individuals working on one of the largest e-waste recycling sites of Africa, and in controls from a suburb of Accra without direct exposure to e-waste recycling activities, were investigated. Socioeconomic data, basic health data and urine samples were collected from 72 exposed individuals and 40 controls.48
A Precarious Future The Informal Settlement of Agbogbloshie Accra, Ghana The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), 2014: This report analysis the situation and the future in the Informal Settlement of Agbogbloshie Accra, regarding social impact, housing rights, wast risks for the residents, etc.48
Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management - Draft LawGhanaian Environmental Protection Agency, 2013: Presentation from the Director of Chemicals Control and Management , EPA-Ghana on the Draft Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Bill for Ghana.
The Legal and the Reasonable: Exploring the Dynamics of E-waste Disposal Strategies in Ghanaian Households.Journal of US-China Public Administration 2012: This study analyses how households in Accra dispose of their electronic waste using data collected between February 5 and April 23, 2010. The significance of the study relates to the fact that it is the first of its kind in the country.48
Where are WEEE in Africa? Basel 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.
Mapping the Invisible and Real" African" Economy: Urban E-Waste Circuitry.Urban Geography Journal, 2012: Debates about the material and environmental weight associated with uncontrolled dumping are now emerging in Africa. This report diverges from those debates by concentrating on the economic footprint of e-waste in a Ghanaian context by studying the largest and most prominent e-waste market—Agbogbloshie. This research involved site reconnaissance, 80 questionnaires, and 40 interviews with key stakeholders.
Urban Geography, Volume 33, 2012 - Issue 1
Author(s): Richard Grant; Martin Oteng-Ababio.
Ghana: E-waste Country AssessmentBasel Convention Secretariat, 2011: The study, comprising Component 1 and 2 of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention e-Waste Africa Project, subjects included: importers and distributers, assemblers, consumers, collectors, repairers, dismantlers, and recyclers of EEE and the disposal mechanisms available at present. All EEE of the four categories 'large household appliances', 'small household appliances', information and communication technologies' and 'consumer electronics' were included in the study.48
The role of the informal sector in solid waste management in The Gama, Ghana: Challenges and opportunitiesJournal of Economic and Social Geography, 2011: Using mainly qualitative research techniques, this study examines the role of the informal sector and promotes dialogue on the potential of this sector in solid waste management. The findings show that the practice has become a survival strategy for thousands among the urban poor and that, the proper integration of the sector into the existing solid waste management policies can lead to sustainable management practices and possibly help alleviate poverty.
Author(s): Martin Oteng-Ababio.
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When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: E-Waste Scavenging as a Livelihood Strategy in Accra, Ghana.Center for African Studies, University of Florida, 2012: This paper describes how due to lack of formal job opportunities, e-waste scavenging has emerged as a major livelihood (survival) strategy for a rapidly growing urban population. The study relied on both qualitative and quantitative data as well as discussions and interviews with stakeholders, affected, and interested persons to provide data for analysis. The paper explores the various aspects of their work: economic, financial, environmental and social.
Author(s): Martin Oteng-Ababio.
Published in African Studies Quarterly | Volume 13, Issues 1 & 2| Spring 2012.
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E-waste Africa Project. National training workshop on e-waste in GhanaEuropean Union, IMPEL and Basel Convention, 2011: Proceedings of the first African national training workshop on Monitoring and Control of transboundary movements of E-waste and used E-Equipment to Africa and the Prevention of Illegal Traffic. The SBC E-waste Africa Project (Component 4), July 25-27, Tema, Ghana.
E-Waste Training ManualDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 2019: A basic manual for e-waste trainers, this publication assembles compact information about e-waste in theory (definitions, global and local implications), practical dismantling of different types of equipment, output fractions after manual dismantling, the management of a small scale recycling facility (including the calculation of business opportunities), and the organising of trainings. An annex comprises contacts and references as well as templates that can be used in future workshops.