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Research Papers

(W)EEE Mass Balance and Market Structure in Belgiumt (PDF,4.0MB)

The report tests a UNU statistical model to calculate the amounts of existing EEE put on the market, as well as the location and amount of WEEE generated in the country.

Written by JacoHuisman (March 2013)

E-waste in China: A Country Report (PDF,3.0MB)

Chinese Version (4.1MB PDF)

The goal of this report is to enable better understanding of the e-waste system in China.

Written by Feng Wang, Ruediger Kuehr, Daniel Ahlquist, and Jinhui Li (April 2013)

StEP Green Paper offers key insights into drivers of transboundary e-waste flows (PDF, 1.3MB)

This green paper describes, quantifies and analyzes the global trajectory of dis-carded electrical and electronic equipment.

Written by Djahane Salehabadi (April 2013)

E-waste Management in Germany (PDF, 2.5MB)

A report commissioned by the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit" (GIZ) GmbH.

Written by Otmar Deubzer (July 2011)

The Dutch WEEE Flows (PDF, 2.3MB)

2011 Dutch E-weste Quantification

Written by Huisman, J., van der Maesen, M., Eijsbouts, R.J.J., Wang., F., Baldé, C.P., Wielenga, C.A. (2012)



Analysis on volumes and consumer disposal behavior for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Written by Federico Magalini, Jaco Huisman, and Feng Wang (2013)

StEP Initiative Annual Reports

PhD and Master Thesis

Master Thesis

Assessment of the flow and driving forces of used electrical and electronic equipment into and within Nigeria (PDF, 1.6MB)

Environmental and Resource Management

Written by Odeyingbo Olusegun Ayodeji (July 2011)

Master Thesis

Assessment of the flow and driving forces of used electrical and electronic equipment from Germany to Nigeria (PDF, 3.3MB)

The present work aims to understand the mechanics behind transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) from Germany to Nigeria.

Written by David Espejo (December 2010)

StEP Publications

Read and download all the publications by members from Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP).


This website presents master and PhD theses around the e-waste topic to spur the academic discussion and to incentivize further research projects. The designations employed and the presentations of materials in these theses do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations University concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Moreover, the views expressed do not necessarily represent the decision or the stated policy of the United Nations University, nor does citing of trade names or commercial processes constitute endorsement.