We study the barriers and drivers for market actors' contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals within planetary boundaries, with the aim of achieving Policy Coherence for Development.
Current EU policies lead to more use of chemicals, less recycling
Current EU policies for mobile and textile production often let member states shape the laws and their implementation themselves. This leads to more use of chemicals and less sustainable waste management, research by the SMART project shows.
Tackling Toxicity in the Life-Cycle of Mobile Phones
How to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals for people involved in the production of mobile phone was the topic of a SMART stakeholder meeting in Brussels on 27 September.
'Welcome to Sodom' - Six myths about electronic waste in Agbogbloshie, Ghana
Jan. 16, 2019 3:33 PM
The documentary Welcome to Sodom gets most of its facts wrong about the so-called 'largest electronic waste dump in the world', argue SMART researchers Martin Oteng-Ababio and Maja van der Velden.