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 Read More …

e-Waste Assessment South Africa

Title e-Waste assessment South Africa Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2008 Authors Finlay A, Liechti D Prepared for e-Waste Association of South Africa Pages 73 Institution Open research, Empa City Johannesburg / South Africa Abstract This assessment considers three primary e-waste streams: white goods, consumer electronics, and information technology (IT). By focusing on several tracer products in these categories – namely, fridges, washing machines, microwaves, TVs, PCs, printers, and mobile phones – it outlines the current e-waste situation in South Read More …

Management of CRT Glass from Discarded Computer Monitors and TV Sets

Title: Management of CRT glass from discarded computer monitors and TV sets Publication Type: Journal Article Year of Publication: 2008 Author Poon CS Journal Title: Waste Management Volume 28 Pages – 1499 Abstract E-waste disposal, especially of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT), has become a global environmental problem. News of suspicious shipments of discarded computer monitors and TV sets from developed countries in Europe and North America to the less developed countries are not uncommon. Due to rapid developments in technology, Read More …

China Approves E-Waste Regulation – Systems Proposed, Penalties Established

CHINA – The State Council has approved a draft regulation on the management of electronic waste or WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), which will tightly control the end-of-life use of main consumer electrical products such as televisions and computers. As with most of China’s new wave of environmental legislation, the regulation was initially issued in draft form “for public comment” before being passed into law. As China: Draft Proposal on Recycling and Treatment of Waste Electrical Appliances, Proposed Regulation, substantial Read More …

Gestión de Residuos Electrónicos en Colombia: Diagnóstico de Computadores y Teléfonos Celulares

Title: Gestión de Residuos Electrónicos en Colombia: Diagnóstico de Computadores y Teléfonos Celulares Publication Type: Report Year of Publication: 2008 Author: Ott D Pages: 146 Institution: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa), Centro Nacional de Produccion Mas Limpia (CNPMLTA) City: Medellin, Colombia Type: Informe Final Abstract El acelerado proceso de crecimiento de la industria de tecnológicas de información ha dado origen a un nuevo problema social y ambiental: el manejo y control de los volúmenes crecientes de Read More …

Valuable Substances in e-Waste

Electrical and electronic equipment contain various fractions of valuable materials. Most of the valuable substances are found in printed circuit boards, which occur in relevant quantities mainly in the categories Office, Information and Communication Equipment as well as Entertainment and Consumer Electronics. Besides well known precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium also scarce materials like indium and gallium start to play an important role, due to their application in new technologies (e.g flat screens, photovoltaics). The following Read More …