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Myclimate - Nepal

E-Waste Management in Kathmandu

Contract: 2020.04
Resource Efficiency

E-Waste Management in Kathmandu

Project Type:

Pilot Project

Technology:

Resource Efficiency

Country:

Nepal

Project State:

Ongoing

Project Start:

May 2020

End of Project:

Planned 2022

Partner:

Foundation myclimate, Zürich, www.myclimate.org, Susan Gille

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Swiss Contribution

The project’s lead partner and coordinator is the Swiss non-profit myclimate (MYC) Foundation. This ETH spin-off is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally.

Description

E-waste management is a major problem in Nepal, and especially in its rapidly growing capital Kathmandu. The lack of proper policies and economically viable solutions to ensure proper recycling or electronic waste disposal poses a threat to worker and general population health as well as the environment.

Doko and myclimate have partnered up to tackle these challenges. This proposed E-Waste Management project aims to establish replicable e-waste management practices in Nepal by starting e-waste recycling and refurbishing facilities, and educating consumers about the hazards of e-waste and conscientious consumerism.