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e-Waste assessment in South Africa, a case study of the Gauteng province

Titlee-Waste assessment in South Africa, a case study of the Gauteng province
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWidmer R, Lombard R
Prepared forSwiss global e-waste programme „Knowledge Partnerships in e-Waste Recycling“
InstitutionSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, State Secretariat for Economical Affairs Switzerland
CitySt.Gallen, Switzerland
AbstractIn South Africa, there has been a substantial increase in the general population’s access to electronic goods in the last decade, particularly mobile or cellular phones. The rate of generation of e-waste is thus rapidly increasing. As part of the project “Knowledge Partnerships with Developing and Transition Countries in e-Waste Recycling”, an investigation to assess the management, handling and practices of e-waste recycling in South Africa, using the computer hardware industry as the indicator, with Gauteng as the study area was launched in February 2004.
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