Developing an E-Waste implementation toolkit to support the recycling and secondary raw material recovery strategies in Africa.
Objectives & Commitment
EWIT Short Term Goals:
* A comprehensive and effective mapping of the requirements of the African partnering areas related to e-waste management
* A structured collection and analysis of the most relevant experiences, best practices, processes and tools provided by key stakeholders – both from Africa and Europe – representing the whole value chain
* The implementation of a dynamic and easy to use information and service portal that offers guidance and practical support for the design and development of smart e-waste collection and recycling systems
EWIT Long Term Goals:
* Increase environment and health protection
* Keep current jobs, while improving their effectiveness and working conditions
* Maximize recycling opportunities to generate economic value and new jobs
* Establish a platform to generate synergies between African and European municipalities and governments related to technology transfer and e-waste flows monitoring and control
* Collect available reliable data on waste generated in terms of quantity, patterns of arising, material content, future trends, environmental impact and economic recovery potential
* Define and develop the conditions, actions and business case necessary to implement effective waste recycling systems in metropolitan areas
* Develop standards, benchmarks and best practice references to drive improvements in the collection, recycling and recovery of materials across Africa
EWIT will generate the expected impacts through 5 coordinated work packages. The working model is based on two different sets of workshops, one led by “Cities” and the other by E-Waste “Experts”. Tools, implementation models, policies and procedures feed the EWIT web portal, a dedicated information and service platform.
Dissemination plays a key role to assure that the EWIT project’s outputs are shared with the stakeholders.