Transform through Circular Economy and EPR

When it comes to the management of e-waste, the situation in Botswana is not unique for countries in the Southern Africa region. According to latest estimates[1], the region generates 6.9 kilograms of e-waste per inhabitant per year. In Africa as a whole, 2.9 million tonnes of e-waste are generated every year and only 13 countries have an e-waste policy, regulation or legislation in place and for those countries who do there are limitations to the level of implementation and enforcement of these instruments. The estimated loss of value of raw materials in the e-waste generated across Africa is estimated to be $3.2 billion USD.

The official launch of the platform will take place during this event, to be held in Botswana from 12th to 14th July. The event will focus on showcasing how businesses can “transform” the way they do business, supported by an enabling environment and/or in partnership with others. The event speaks to one of the platform’s four pillars and mandate, which is that the platform will organise events and consultations on specific topics related to EPR and the circular economy.

Launch the Circular Economy and EPR Platform, provide the platform outlook one year on and showcase good circularity models and practices that have been supported or generated by different projects of EU Africa RISE, Switch2Green and ITU.

Convene partners from Botswana institutions and from neighbouring countries (and where necessary global experts online) to exchange information and knowledge about their national approaches to tackling e-waste management in order to support the Government of Botswana with the implementation of its national e-waste management strategy through the lens of EPR and producer organisation, whilst considering some of the potential intervention areas referred to on the previous page.

Using the Botswana national e-waste strategy and other Southern African countries’ policy and strategic level direction as a basis, convene policy representatives and businesses from other Southern African countries to explore the opportunities to regionally harmonize the management of e-waste with a focus on transitioning the region towards a circular economy for EEE.


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