Ghana e-Waste Country Assessment

Title Ghana e-Waste Country Assessment
Publication Type Report
Year of Publication 2011
Authors Amoyaw-Osei Y, Agyekum OO, Pwamang JA, Mueller E, Fasko R, Schluep M
Prepared for Secretariat of the Basel Convention
Pages 123
Institution Green Advocacy Ghana & Empa Switzerland
City Accra, Ghana
Abstract The Ghana e-Waste Country Assessment, comprising Component 1 and 2 of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention e-Waste Africa Project, was undertaken in the Accra – Tema area of Ghana between November 2009 and January 2011.

The study subjects included; importers and distributors, assemblers, consumers, collectors, repairers, dismantlers, and recyclers of EEE and the disposal mechanisms available at present. All EEE of the four categories ‘large household appliances’, ‘small household appliances’, information and communication technologies’ and ‘consumer electronics’ were included in the study.

The findings were then extrapolated to become representative of Ghana as a whole. Sources of data included surveys, CEPS, UN Comtrade, and Statistical Service, etc.

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