The National E-waste Monitor 2024 – Kyrgyzstan

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The National E-waste Monitor 2024 – Kyrgyzstan provides an assessment of statistics, legislation, and management infrastructure of e-waste in the country. According to UNITAR data, the annual growth of e-waste generation will be approximately 500 tons and will reach almost 26 kt per annum by 2050, more than double that of 2019.

Forecasting the environmental and socio-economic impacts of e-waste, the report sets out the directions of development of e-waste management system in Kyrgyzstan to 2050 in two contrasting scenarios, focusing on the associated opportunities to avert environmental and health impacts and recycle valuable materials. In the “Business as Usual” scenario, the total accumulated amount of unmanaged e-waste from 2023 to 2050 could reach 554 kt, while the “Circular Economy” scenario would reduce the total amount of unmanaged e-waste to 225 kt, ensuring the recovery and recycling of 136.1 kt of valuable materials and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the realisation of the “Circular Economy” scenario will achieve a positive economic effect in the e-waste management system in Kyrgyzstan in the amount of USD $18 million, while the “Business as Usual” scenario may result in costs of USD $82 million between now and 2050.

Building on this analysis, the report provides recommendations and a practical national roadmap for environmentally sound management of future e-waste developed as part of national stakeholder dialogues.

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