Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Problematic Fractions Arising from WEEE in EgyptSRI - Sustainable Recycling Industries, 2022:The study employes a systematic approach to identify hazardous materials in various types of electronic equipment, such as desktops, laptops, LCD panel displays, CRT panel displays, and old and smart mobile phones, which are the most important in terms of volumes handled by Egyptian recyclers. The study found that the typical hazardous materials found in e-waste include heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and cadmium; brominated flame retardants (BFRs); chlorinated persistent organic pollutants (POPs); and unintentional POPs released from e-waste.
Author(s): Dr. Fatheya Soliman.
Solutions for Problematic Fractions from WEEE in EgyptSRI - Sustainable Recycling Industries, 2022: This study provides an in-depth analysis of the current management of hazardous fractions from WEEE in Egypt, based on field surveys and interviews with the main recyclers. It assesses the available infrastructure to handle hazardous fractions and identify gaps to be tackled in priority. It concludes that although there are environmentally sound solutions for some problematic fractions, challenges still exist for others, such as lithium-ion batteries, capacitors containing hazardous materials, BFR-containing plastics and CRT screens.
Author(s): Dr. Fatheya Soliman.
An EPR Scheme for WEEE in Egypt – Options for implementationSRI - Sustainable Recycling Industries, 2021: This report was prepared as part of the ongoing e-waste policy development process in Egypt. It proposes and discusses various options for implementation of EPR for WEEE in Egypt. It aims to provide concrete options and recommendations to support the drafting of the Prime Minister’s decree on implementation of EPR, following the publication of the new Egyptian Waste Management Law in December 2020.
Author(s): Tawfik Elkheshen.