Elisabeth Smith is the Executive Officer of the StEP Initiative, a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together different actors engaging in the management of e-waste on a global scale. Elisabeth is an environmental scientist with a keen interest in e-waste management and in-depth knowledge of the subject on an international level. Besides leading the StEP Initiative, she is heading the Dismantling- and Recycling-Centre (DRZ) in Vienna, a socio-economic facility for the treatment of e-waste. Before joining the DRZ, Elisabeth worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) where she focused on developing and implementing e-waste management projects in East Africa and Latin America.
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