Seeding change: VOICE is advocating to shift e-waste management in Bangladesh from policy to practice

APC member Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) is the only non-governmental organisation in Bangladesh to have implemented a project specifically on e-waste, according to its executive director Ahmed Swapan Mahmud. Determined to make an impact despite the challenging conditions, VOICE has used APC subgrants first to advocate for enactment of the e-waste management rules that were adopted in 2021, and in a second follow-up project between April and September 2022 to review those rules in order to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to offer manufacturers guidance for their implementation. This latter project will be the feature of this article.


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