Ghana E-waste, an electronics waste (e-waste) company in Ghana, with the aim of creating local jobs and cleaning up the environment is ramping up efforts to rid Ghana of it's e-waste.
Ghana E-waste (https://www.ghana-ewaste.com), founded by entrepreneurs from Ghana and Denmark, is on a mission to prevent electronic waste, such as computers, phones, printers, and other electronics ending up in landfills and polluting the environment. The infamous Agbogbloshie e-waste dump in Accra is a major challenge that Ghana E-waste aims to take on.
One of the founders, Mr. Per Hansen explains: "Passing by Agbogbloshie and seeing how people are burning copper cables you realize that this is not sustainable and something needs to be done - not only for the people working there but also for the environment and future generations. That's why we founded Ghana E-waste - to do proper recycling as well as creating jobs.".
E-waste in Ghana is sorted safely and according to standards
Ghana E-waste collects, sorts and manages electronic waste and ensures safe disposal. No burning of cables, plastics or old refridgerators - everything is done according to international best practice and standards. This is for the safety of the Ghana E-waste workers but also to ensure that "the company leaves the place in a better state than it received it" - a motto of the e-waste recycling company.
Ghana E-waste is starting to collaborate with local authorities in a joint effort to combat the growing amounts of e-waste accumulated in Ghana and received from abroad.
Ghana is located in Westafrica and is a growing economy with opportunities to create plenty of jobs using modern technology. Besides a growing amount of e-waste in Ghana, the country has a population size of around 30 million people and it is the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world.
Read more about Ghana E-waste at https://www.ghana-ewaste.com
Ghana E-waste welcomes local as well as foreign suppliers of e-waste - see more https://www.ghana-ewaste.com/suppliers
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