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.


E-Waste Service Provider Catalogue

The catalogue of service providers aims to lower the barriers for companies looking into establishing quality recycling partnerships (the catalogue is available for Members only).


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.