This guide provides policy-makers and NGOs campaigning for greener electronics with an overview of the requirements for safe and effective e-waste management. This includes details of the necessary infrastructure as well as the policy and regulatory frameworks that have been used, to address the growing e-waste challenge.

In addition to the general principles, case studies of various approaches to e-waste management are provided.


The guide was developed as part of the “Balkan E-Waste Management Advocacy Network“, two year project, initiated by Metamorphosis Foundation and co-financed by the European Union through IPA, with overall objective to improve the legal and institutional framework that will contribute to proper e-waste management in Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, in accordance with the relevant EU legislation and standards.