Toxic Electronic Waste should not go to landfills and toxic dumps
According to official estimates almost 50 million metric tonnes of electronic waste is generated every year - a number that is set to grow tremendously over the coming years as more people gets access to electronics and living standards increase.
A result of increased consumption of electronics may have adverse effects on the environment if all that electronic waste is not properly managed at end-of-life. According to UN, around 20% of e-waste generated is documented to be collected and recycled. In Africa, e-waste has been dumped on landfills and toxic dumps for years but several electronic waste management companies are implementiong safe e-waste management practices by adhearing to the Basel Convention and following ISO-standards.
NamiGreen, a responsible electronic waste recycler in Africa has a professional sorting facility in Africa, Namibia and lives up to the Basel Convention on hazardous waste. The company's founder mr. Per E. Hansen, says that there is no need for companies to illegally dump e-waste in countries like Ghana and China, when the e-waste can be imported and be dealt legally.
The NamiGreen company works with governments and various electronic waste management organizations to ensure proper management of electronic e-waste.
Recycling e-waste in Africa - NamiGreen.
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