The world produces close to 50 million tonnes
of electrical and electronic waste each year. The
likelihood of finding either electric or electronic waste in
a typical homestead is irrefutable. In Kenya, only about
1% of the total e-waste generated is properly managed.
This review sought to establish the state of Kenya’s ewaste sector landscape to inform its potential for
circularity. It employed a rapid review approach of
documentation on e-waste; policy, strategies, journal
papers, and grey literature. Circularity in the e-waste
sector is still at a nascent stage with limited players in
the space. While the government is cognizant of the
challenges in managing e-waste, policy frameworks and
preparedness are still nascent. A framework is
imperative in not only creating awareness but also
establishing the necessary infrastructure to facilitate the
collection and management of e-waste. Moreover,
government and private sector partnerships will be
essential in regulating the e-waste sector, especially with
the emerging interest from sector players.
E-waste; Circularity; Recycling; Policy; Developing Nations; Potential; Kenya.