E-waste recycling shop in Morocco: How to upgrade a dismantling shop of electronic waste according to international standards?

Clients

Drosos Foundation

Project dates

2014

Context and objectives

  • Drosos Foundation, headquartered in Zurich, supports since 2009 the Green Chip Project AlJisr association in Morocco
  • The project combines the collection of old computers and mobile phones, training in computer maintenance and dismantling of e-waste, with a target for youth employment and environmental protection.
  • Evaluate the dismantling practices of electronic waste in the shop
  • Compare shop practices versus international standards recommendations
  • Establish an action plan for the upgrade of the shop according to international standards

Outcomes

  • List of international standards for e-waste recycling
  • Action Plan with recommendations concerning legal obligations, efficiency gain, health and safety, environmental protection, traceability and flow management as well as data erasing
  • Support the implementation of the action plan including the organization of a training for the head of the shop in a disassembly unit in Switzerland.