Skip to main content

EWIT: Developing an e-waste implementation toolkit to support the recycling and the secondary raw material recovery strategies in metropolitan areas in Africa

Objective

Urbanization is on the rise in Africa and this trend is expected to continue in the future. The fast growing use of technology is creating a rising e-waste stream, for which there is limited recycling capacity. Waste management infrastructures and public awareness of the health issues is largely non-existent. Basic environmental precautions are almost absent and health and safety regulations are loosely enforced. Improvements are therefore urgently needed to combat related health issues, alleviate poverty and develop the local recycling sector.
EWIT project’s aim is to address these challenges, assisting African municipalities in the implementation of effective e-waste management systems for their communities.
The project will develop a comprehensive mapping of the baseline data of African metropolitan areas related to e-waste management, analyzing the most relevant experiences, processes and legal tools available. It will then deliver a dynamic and easy to use information and service portal to offer guidance and practical support for the design and development of e-waste collection and recycling systems.
EWIT will generate the expected impacts through 5 coordinated work packages. The working model is based on two different set of workshops, one led by “Cities” and the other by “Experts”. Tools, implementation models, policies and procedures will feed a dedicated information and service platform called “E-waste implementation toolkit”. This dynamic and easy to use internet portal will be a strategic source of knowledge for decision makers at industry and local government level. Dissemination will play a key role to assure that the project’s deliverables are well understood and ready to be applied.
EWIT will define the conditions and actions necessary to implement effective waste recycling systems in metropolitan areas, increasing recycling opportunities for entrepreneurs, generating new jobs and improving environment and health protection of local communities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-one-stage
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CONSORZIO REMEDIA
Address
Via Messina 38
20154 Milan
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 357 750

Participants (23)

KISII COUNTY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 25 500
Address
County Tkrasway Building Wing C Room 9
40200 Kisii
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PIKITUP JOHANNESBURG (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 62 500
Address
63 Juta Street Corner Bertha Street Braamfontein
2017 Johannesburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHOMA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 28 187,50
Address
Stand 299, Livingstone Road, Civic Centre
10101 Choma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STAD ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 12 800
Address
Grote Markt 1 Stadhuis
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 250
Address
Piazza Signoria 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICO INTERMUNICIPALIZADO DE GESTAO DE RESIDUOS DO GRANDE PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
Rua Da Morena 805-955
4435 996 Baguim Do Monte Gondomar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DISTRICT AUTONOME D'ABIDJAN
Côte d’Ivoire
EU contribution
€ 28 937,50
Address
Boulevard De La Republique Hotel Du District D Abidjan
1 Abidjan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 89 750
Address
Auerspergstrasse 15/41
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other
SELLGELE INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY COMPANY LIMITED
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 19 500
Address
Dennspitt Road
00619 Nairobi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ent(ICRSD)
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 49 750
Address
State House Road Mlimani Retreat Villas
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIEE GesmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Teinfaltstr. 8
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR SYSTEM- UND AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Beckmanngasse 51/28
1140 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINTEK
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Malibongwe Drive 200
2125 Randburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
E-WASTE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 31 312,50
Address
21 Aurora Road Liberty Life Building 1St Floor
4320 Umhlanga Ridge
Activity type
Other
ANCITEL ENERGIA E AMBIENTE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
Via Dei Prefetti 46
00186 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLDLOOP VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 47 500
Address
Pleinlaan 2 Vrije Universiteit
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Other
QUADRIFOGLIO SERVIZI AMBIENTALI AREA FIORENTINA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Via Baccio Da Montelupo 52
50142 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KISII UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 30 687,50
Address
Kisii Kilgoris Rd
40200 Kisii
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 142 500
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 48 250
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 27 500
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE D'ABOBO-ADJAME
Côte d’Ivoire
EU contribution
€ 88 625
Address
Axe Routier D'abobo-adjame
02 Abidjan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 205 700
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments