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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
Tanzania Carrying out an e-waste assessment, setting up a material recovery facility (MRF) UNIDO Electronic Waste Initiative
Trinidad and Tobago Assessing the current e-waste situation in Trinidad and Tobago UNIDO Electronic Waste Initiative
India Defining a national e-waste management strategy and developing clean e-waste channels, including the structuring of the informal sector Swiss e-Waste Programme
Benin Enhancing environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favorable social and economic conditions Basel Convention e-Waste Africa
Cóte d'Ivoire Enhancing environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favorable social and economic conditions Basel Convention e-Waste Africa
Liberia Enhancing environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favorable social and economic conditions Basel Convention e-Waste Africa
Nigeria Enhancing environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favorable social and economic conditions Basel Convention e-Waste Africa
Ghana Enhancing environmental governance of e-wastes and creating favorable social and economic conditions Basel Convention e-Waste Africa