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E-waste Management in Kenya

TitleE-waste Management in Kenya
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWaema T, Mureithi M
Prepared forHP / DSF / Empa project "e-Waste Management in Africa"
InstitutionKenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
CityNairobi, Kenya
AbstractThis report 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 Federal Institute for Materials Testing and Research (Empa) and the Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF). Through a literature review, a survey, field visits and interviews, as well as a series of stakeholder workshops, this study estimates e-waste flows in Nairobi, and makes national assumptions. It also analyses the policy and legislative context affecting e-waste, and looks at its social, economic and environmental impact, including health and safety issues. The study focuses on IT equipment, such as desktop computers, notebooks, printers and related accessories.
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