Poland

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Holes in the Circular Economy: WEEE Leakage from Europe.A Report of the e-Trash Transparency Project.Basel Action Network, 2018: The report reveals the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the UK ) that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed to determine the rate and flows of "leakage" from the EU of consumer-generated WEEE. 19 (6%) of the tracked scrap equipment was exported to the countries of Ghana, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Ukraine, outside of the EU; the flows discovered, if extrapolated, would total 352,474 metric tonnes per annum, moving from the EU to developing countries.
Author(s): Jim Puckett; Chris Brandt; and Hayley Palmer.
TransWaste Project: Formalisation of informal sector activities in collection and transboundary shipment of wastes in and to CEEEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2012: The project was about the formalisation of informal sector activities in collection and transboundary shipment of wastes in and to Central and Eastern Europe. Using a multi-stakeholder approach, a set of recommendations were developed, such as the implementation of a Transnational Action Plan concerning the handling with informal waste activities, the development of a Business Plan for an enterprise to integrate informal waste pickers and formalise their work, as well as the integration of informal waste pickers into the existing formal waste collection.