project . 2015 - 2017 . Closed

EWIT

EWIT: Developing an e-waste implementation toolkit to support the recycling and the secondary raw material recovery strategies in metropolitan areas in Africa
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 641660 Call for proposal: H2020-WASTE-2014-one-stage
  • Funded under: H2020 | CSA Overall Budget: 1,641,750 EURFunder Contribution: 1,641,750 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2015
    End Date
    31 Jan 2017
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Urbanization is on the rise in Africa and this trend is expected to continue in the future. The fast growing use of technology is creating a rising e-waste stream, for which there is limited recycling capacity. Waste management infrastructures and public awareness of the health issues is largely non-existent. Basic environmental precautions are almost absent and health and safety regulations are loosely enforced. Improvements are therefore urgently needed to combat related health issues, alleviate poverty and develop the local recycling sector. EWIT project’s aim is to address these challenges, assisting African municipalities in the implementation of effective ...
Description
Urbanization is on the rise in Africa and this trend is expected to continue in the future. The fast growing use of technology is creating a rising e-waste stream, for which there is limited recycling capacity. Waste management infrastructures and public awareness of the health issues is largely non-existent. Basic environmental precautions are almost absent and health and safety regulations are loosely enforced. Improvements are therefore urgently needed to combat related health issues, alleviate poverty and develop the local recycling sector. EWIT project’s aim is to address these challenges, assisting African municipalities in the implementation of effective ...
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