National Forum in Kazakhstan
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On 22 and 23 November 2022, UNITAR-SCYCLE conducted a national forum in Astana Kazakhstan, where the current statistics, projections, challenges and opportunities of e-waste management in Kazakhstan were discussed. In 2020, Kazakhstan produced 180 kt of e-waste, of which 8.8% is separately collection and recycled. This is projected to grow to 420 kt of e-waste in 2050.
The national forum was attended by stakeholders ranging from ministry of ecology, national statistics, producers, recyclers, NGOs and academia. The planned publication date for the National Monitor is the summer of 2022. The national Forum was co-organized with the CSD Center, based in Kazakhstan, and financially supported by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union.