Webinar Series: Middle East


Webinar Series: Middle East

Date: February 28, 2022

The International E-waste Management Network (IEMN) held is second webinar of 2022 IEMN Regional Webinar series on 28 February 2022. The theme of the webinar was highlighting the current and future status of WEEE policy in the Middle East, with a focus on in Israel and Jordan WEEE Policy and practice. The first presentation was given by Ronit Avrahami of Israel’s Ministry of Environment. Ms. Avrahami works as the head of the Expanded Producer Responsibility (EPR) department in addition to her role as prices inspector to the waste sector. Although there was not an oral presentation on the profile of Jordan, some slides were provided on the e-waste profile of Jordan, including a general description of e-waste and the harmful chemicals that leak into the environment when e-waste is not processed adequately and ends up in a landfill. After highlighting the types of hazardous waste included in The Basel Convention, the slides presented some components of e-waste policy in Jordan as well as what would be needed to achieve implementation. The meetings had over 40 attendees from the Middle East, North America, South America, and Asia.


The webinar can be viewed here.