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e-Waste in Kenya: baseline assessment

Titlee-Waste in Kenya: baseline assessment
Publication TypeProceedings Article
Year of Conference2008
AuthorsWaema T, Muriuki M, Wanjira A, Finlay A, Schluep M
Conference NameWaste Management Conference (WasteCon2008)
Conference Start Date06.10.2008
Conference LocationDurban, South Africa
Keywordse-waste, Electronic waste, Hazardous waste, Kenya, municipal, recycling, waste collection, Waste management
AbstractThis paper presents the findings of a baseline study into electronic waste (e-waste) in Kenya, which was conducted between December 2007 and April 2008 by the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet). The study was supported by Hewlett Packard (HP), the Swiss Institute for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) and the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF). Through data analysis, a literature review, field visits and interviews, as well as a series of stakeholder workshops, the study aimed to map e-waste flows in Nairobi, and to identify formal and informal role players in the e-waste recovery and recycling chain. It also analysed the policy and legislative environment affecting e-waste, and looked at its social, economic and environmental impact, including health and safety issues for e-waste recyclers. The study focused on desktop PCs, notebooks and printers.
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