Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
E-Waste Training ManualDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2019: As a basic manual for e-waste trainers, this publication assembles compact information about e-waste in theory (definitions, global and local implications), practical dismantling of different types of equipment, output fractions after manual dismantling, the management of a small scale recycling facility (including the calculation of business opportunities), and the organising of trainings. An annex comprises contacts and references as well as templates that can be used in future workshops. This training manual was developed to support the Ghanaian Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) to improve the conditions for sustainable management of e-waste in Ghana.
Exploring the Dynamics of E-waste Disposal Strategies in Tamale, GhanaGhana Journal of Development Studies, 2018: This article examined some disposal strategies and the factors that influenced their adoption in Tamale, a growing city in northern Ghana. Data for the study were collected using different techniques including questionnaire survey and key informant interviews.
Ghana Journal of Development Studies, Volume 15(2): 168.
Author(s): Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere; Kenneth Peprah; Raphael Mawiako Demuyakor.
Technical Guidelines on Environmentally Sound E-Waste Management for Collectors, Collection Centers, Transporters, Treatment Facilities and Final Disposal in GhanaISRI, 2018: This Technical Guidelines have been developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the support of the project Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). In developing these guidelines, reference was made to ISO/IWA 19, Guidance Principles for the Sustainable Management of Secondary Metals, and the European Standards on Collection, Logistics and Treatment Requirements for WEEE – Part 1 General Treatment Requirements (EN 50625-1).
Author(s): Lambert Faabeluon; Sampson Atiemo; Letitia Tuekpe; Desmond Appiah; Andreas Manhart; Tobias Schleicher.
High levels of PAH-metabolites in urine of e-waste recycling workers from Agbogbloshie, Ghana.Science of the Total Environment, 2014: In a cross-sectional study, the levels of PAH metabolites in the urine of individuals working on one of the largest e-waste recycling sites of Africa, and in controls from a suburb of Accra without direct exposure to e-waste recycling activities, were investigated. Socioeconomic data, basic health data and urine samples were collected from 72 exposed individuals and 40 controls.48
A Precarious Future The Informal Settlement of Agbogbloshie Accra, Ghana The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), 2014: This report analysis the situation and the future in the Informal Settlement of Agbogbloshie Accra, regarding social impact, housing rights, wast risks for the residents, etc.48
Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management - Draft LawGhanaian Environmental Protection Agency, 2013: Presentation from the Director of Chemicals Control and Management , EPA-Ghana on the Draft Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Bill for Ghana.
The Legal and the Reasonable: Exploring the Dynamics of E-waste Disposal Strategies in Ghanaian HouseholdsJournal of US-China Public Administration 2012: This study analyses how households in Accra dispose of their electronic waste using data collected between February 5 and April 23, 2010. The significance of the study relates to the fact that it is the first of its kind in the country.48
Where are WEEE in Africa? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa ProgrammeBasel Convention Secretariat, 2012: Trends of EEE imports, use, and e-waste generation in West Africa. Impacts of recycling practices on human health, the environment and climate change. Socio-economic aspects of the e-waste sector in Ghana and Nigeria. Flows of EEE and e-waste between Europe and West Africa. Transboundary movements of used EEE and e-waste.
When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: E-Waste Scavenging as a Livelihood Strategy in Accra, Ghana.Center for African Studies, University of Florida, 2012: This paper describes how due to lack of formal job opportunities, e-waste scavenging has emerged as a major livelihood (survival) strategy for a rapidly growing urban population. The study relied on both qualitative and quantitative data as well as discussions and interviews with stakeholders, affected, and interested persons to provide data for analysis. The paper explores the various aspects of their work: economic, financial, environmental and social.
Author(s): Martin Oteng-Ababio.
Published in African Studies Quarterly | Volume 13, Issues 1 & 2| Spring 2012.
Mapping the Invisible and Real" African" Economy: Urban E-Waste Circuitry.Urban Geography Journal, 2012: Debates about the material and environmental weight associated with uncontrolled dumping are now emerging in Africa. This report diverges from those debates by concentrating on the economic footprint of e-waste in a Ghanaian context by studying the largest and most prominent e-waste market—Agbogbloshie. This research involved site reconnaissance, 80 questionnaires, and 40 interviews with key stakeholders.
Urban Geography, Volume 33, 2012 - Issue 1
Author(s): Richard Grant; Martin Oteng-Ababio.