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A Toxics-Free Future


Awareness and Learning Initiative of E-waste Hazard in Bangladesh

ESDO conducted a series of surveys with importers, retailers, repairers, and consumers to assess the amount of E-waste being generated by television, computers, mobile phones, CFL bulbs, and medical/dental wastes. The survey showed the production of E-waste from the electronic sector is increasing exponentially in Bangladesh, even though nearly all E-waste is manufactured abroad and imported. From this information, ESDO published an educational booklet on E-waste that was shared with the public, and developed an E-waste website with key information. Additionally, an electronic flier, a power point presentation, poster, and bookmark were produced and distributed in both Bangla and English. An action plan featuring recommendations about policy for managing E-waste was also produced.

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