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E-waste

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The main strategy of the project is to prevent E-waste to be improperly managed by the informal sector, at the same time facilitating this sector to integrate with a “formal” and more environmental sound system for waste management.

The project will implement activities at 2 levels:

  • Formal sector
  • Informal sector

the project will support the establishment of a sustainable mechanism with incentives for the environmentally sound collection of E-waste. It will also provide training on safe dismantling and use of Personal Protection Equipment, demonstration of BAT/BEP for identifying POPs and other hazardous material in E-waste, as from the Stockholm Convention guidance. The project will in addition facilitate the proper disposal of the hazardous component of EOL CRTs and ICT equipment.

The project will also work in close coordination with the ministry of Environment (Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and waste management regulatory authority) and MCIT

The project will also assist the government in the establishment of a proper permitting scheme for E-waste operators.

Objective

The project objective is to Protect human- and environmental health by reducing releases of POPs and other hazardous releases resulting from the unsound management of E-waste, in particular the incineration and open burning of electronic waste by demonstrating and promoting Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) to soundly manage and dispose of such wastes.
Activities

1.support the informal sector to become a formal sector.

2. Support existing and new projects and institutions in adopting environmentally sustainable methods of collecting E-waste.

3. Demonstrate and promote best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) for E- waste management and disposal.

4. Provide incentives to collect e-waste.

5. Raise capacity in the collection, sorting, dismantling, storage and transport of electronic waste.

6. Raising awareness about the dangers of unsafe management of electronic waste.

7. Contribute in issuing legislation and policies necessary to achieve the environmentally sustainable management of e-waste from procurement to safe disposal.

Activities

1.support the informal sector to become a formal sector.
2. Support existing and new projects and institutions in adopting environmentally sustainable methods of collecting E-waste.
3. Demonstrate and promote best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) for E- waste management and disposal.
4. Provide incentives to collect e-waste.
5. Raise capacity in the collection, sorting, dismantling, storage and transport of electronic waste.
6. Raising awareness about the dangers of unsafe management of electronic waste.
7. Contribute in issuing legislation and policies necessary to achieve the environmentally sustainable management of e-waste from procurement to safe disposal.