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e-Waste management in Africa
Funding Agency:
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
International Partners:
Local Partners:
Centre Marocain de Production Propre (CMPP)
Project Duration:
2007 - 2008
Assessment Study
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In Morocco, a baseline study of e-waste with a focus on desktop and laptop computers, mobile phones and televisions was conducted. While the study takes a national view on policy affecting e-waste in Morocco, its main focus will be on the most economically active region of the country. It focuses on desktop PCs, notebooks and printers, mobile phones and television sets. Through data analysis, a literature review, field visits and interviews, as well as a series of stakeholder workshops, the study aims to define the most relevant stakeholders, to map e-waste flows and stocks in the capital, and to identify formal and informal actors in the e-waste recovery and recycling chain. Amongst other things, it will look into the consequence of the high economic development rate of the country, and assess the social, economic and environmental impacts, including health and safety issues for e-waste recyclers. Early assessments suggest that while the Moroccan authorities are aware of the e-waste challenge, mechanisms to deal effectively with e-waste, are not yet in place, though recent environmental legislation has been adopted. Moreover, it seems that thus the important volumes of e-waste generated, only some basic fractions are recovered. Finally, the study seeks to develop a roadmap for the country to deal with the e-waste challenge lying ahead and to propose the big lines for a pilot dismantling plant to be implemented.
Project documents
  • Technical report on the assessment of e-waste management in Morocco more »
 Important Indicators
 GDP/cap, PPP, in current int. $ (2005) 4'560
 Population in Mio. (2007)  31
 e-waste/cap from PCs in kg (2007)  0.44
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