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In the beginning of the 1990ies, Switzerland was the world’s first country to introduce a national e-waste management system. Since 2003 Empa, one of the technical control bodies of this system, is passing on the experiences gained in Switzerland on a global scale, focusing specifically on developing countries. Meanwhile, Empa has been working on dozens of e-waste projects in Africa, Asia and Latin and South America. The ultimate aim of the e-waste projects and programmes is the improvement of living conditions for local residents based on better managed e-waste streams, resource protection, reduced health risks and an improved economic situation.

Have a look at the case studies below to get detailed information about our work.
Project Short Description Programme
Peru e-Waste Peru aims at the implementation of a national e-waste management system Swiss e-Waste Programme
China Provide support for the formulation of a technical draft for a national e-waste law, including the formulation of technical standards Swiss e-Waste Programme
Colombia e-Waste Colombia aims at the implementation of a national e-waste management system Swiss e-Waste Programme
South Africa Implementation of a national e-waste strategy Swiss e-Waste Programme
Brazil Knowledge transfer Swiss e-Waste Programme
Morocco Assessing the current e-waste situation in Morocco. Hewlett-Packard e-Waste Africa
South Africa The project aims at the implementation of a national e-waste strategy, including a pilot recycling facility in Cape Town. Hewlett-Packard e-Waste Africa
Kenya Carrying out an e-waste assessment Hewlett-Packard e-Waste Africa
Senegal Carrying out an e-waste assessment Hewlett-Packard e-Waste Africa
Uganda Carrying out an e-waste assessment, setting up a material recovery facility (MRF) UNIDO Electronic Waste Initiative