SCP Publications

Recycling: From E-waste to Resources

The appropriate handling of electronic waste (e-waste) can both prevent serious environmental damage but also recover valuable materials, especially different types of metals such as aluminium, copper, palladium and gold.

This publication focuses on the significance and possibilities of getting resources back out of e-waste through a sustainable technology transfer in the field of recycling. It provides an analysis of the transfer potential of relevant technologies in the recycling sector in selected developing countries.

Hazardous elements present in e-waste are duly considered, and their proper handling and treatment is addressed to prevent environmental or health impacts.

Language: English
Publication date: February 2010
Programme: Life Cycle | Waste
Pages: 93