E-Waste Toolkit

GOGLA supports its members to implement responsible e-waste management. Companies and investors are increasingly focusing on extending the lifecycle of products and effectively managing end-of-life products to reduce the impact of e-waste from off-grid solar. The GOGLA E-Waste Toolkit helps off-grid solar companies and other key stakeholders address the main challenges of e-waste management, providing guidance and good practice from design and manufacturing, e-waste regulation to the ins-and-outs of recycling and consumer awareness raising.

Introduction to Recycling

Module 1 is a high-level technical understanding of how each component is recycled and where to begin with identifying recycling partners.


Design for Reduction of E-Waste

Module 2 will focus on waste reduction strategies within the off-grid solar sector, looking at circular design principles and how they can be applied.


Financials of Solar E-Waste

Module 3 will look at the financials of solar e-waste by breaking down its supply chain, identifying where the costs lie and who is responsible for them.


Policy and Regulation

Module 4 of the E-waste toolkit aims to provide a high level introduction to e-waste legislation, existing typologies and their financing mechanisms.


E-Waste and the Consumer

Module 5 focuses on the consumer experience, awareness and disposal behaviors upon product end-of-life.

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Take-back and Collection

Module 6 of the toolkit focuses on take-back and collection channels, challenges and incentive.


This toolkit is a work in progress and content will be added regularly as modules are developed.

Looking for additional learning materials about e-waste management in the off-grid solar sector? Download materials from the e-waste festival.