St. Gallen, 4 July 2018

The Fact Sheets “From Worst to Good Practices in Secondary Metals Recovery” are now available online. This publication provides a concise and reader-friendly set of eight Fact Sheets with most common identified Worst Practices (ranging from uncontrolled collection to uncontrolled disposal practices), examples, their associated impacts as well as pathways towards good practices.

These Fact Sheets were developed as a response to growing concerns of local and international communities on the severity of impacts to the environment and workers’ health due to the use of Worst Practices in e-waste recycling in developing nations.

This document aims to support raising the awareness of key stakeholders and economic operators on the dangers of these practices and introduce alternatives.

The development process of these Fact Sheets was supported by the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Program and by a group of international experts.

For more information contact the WRF Secretariat at