Technical Report on the Assessment of e-Waste Management in Morocco

Title: Technical report on the assessment of e-waste management in Morocco

Publication Type: Report

Year of Publication: 2008

Author: Laissaoui SE, Rochat D

Prepared for: HP / DSF / Empa project “e-Waste Management in Africa”

Pages: 67

Institution: Moroccon Cleaner Production Center & Empa

City: Casablanca, Morocco

Abstract: The present “e-waste Assessment in Morocco” was conducted within the framework of the “e-Waste Management in Africa” project launched by HP in London on September 18th, 2007, in collaboration with Empa and DSF. The objective of the project is to assess the current e-waste management situation in Kenya, Morocco, and Senegal, with regard to each country’s specificities.

Based on the assessment methodology developed by Empa, this study offers an analysis of the local context, a stakeholder analysis, a mass flow analysis as well as an evaluation of social, economic and environmental impacts resulting from the current e-waste management practices.

The goal of this paper is to provide the necessary elements for drafting a road map, which would allow to implement a proper e-waste management system and to identify opportunities to create and improve employment in Morocco. In this sense, a National e-Waste Strategy group was constituted under the coordination of the State Secretary for the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment. The scope of the study covers the entire country, with a special focus on the great Casablanca, Fez, and Meknes, where field visits were conducted.

In addition, surveys were conducted with companies, government agencies, and households in several regions. The equipment studied in this project is computers (desktop and laptop), mobile phones and televisions.

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