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Great news for Namibia - NamiGreen partners with MultiChoice and goes nationwide

Press release August 13, 2021 MultiChoice NamiGreen Partnership E-waste Recycling Weee

MultiChoice Namibia and NamiGreen announces a partnership that will have a large impact on recycling in Namibia.

MultiChoice Namibia partners with Namigreen
Pictured are Denver Kisting, host of The Digital Dish; Per Hansen, Managing Director of NamiGreen; Lavinia Shikongo, Head of CX & Care at MultiChoice Namibia; Roger Gertze, Managing Director at MultiChoice Namibia; and Simon Ipinge, Operations Manager at MultiChoice Namibia. Photo: MultiChoice Namibia

NamiGreen, the premier e-waste recycling company in Namibia has partnered with MultiChoice, Africa's leading storyteller and entertainment provider. Together the two companies, have installed recycling points in 17 locations around Namibia. That means citizens can now recycle their DStv and GOtv boxes and other electronics, such as phones, gadgets and devices. When electronic devices reach end of life, they automatically become waste, which in turn needs proper disposal. Electronic waste, or e-waste cannot be landfilled due to the pollution it creates, as the e-waste often contain many hazardous and toxic components. This is why the partnership is so exciting for Namibia as it will be benefit the country on many fronts.

The announcement was made on the latest episode of The Digital Dish by MultiChoice:

Youtube: The Digital Dish by MultiChoice

“At MultiChoice Namibia we frequently evaluate the impact of our business operations to prevent the release of unwanted materials into the environment. Over the years, we have adopted several initiatives to ensure that our working territories are eco-friendly and by partnering with NamiGreen, the e-waste bins will be present at all our branches, namely Eros, Katutura, Ongwediva and Swakopmund, including our 13 agents across Namibia,” says Roger Gertze, MultiChoice Namibia Managing Director.

“It’s critical for us to have a geographical footprint so that Namibians have a shorter proximity to drop off their e-waste. The partnership with MultiChoice has enabled this and we are excited to announce this. One of our goals is to increase the volumes of e-waste as it provides greater employment opportunity within the recycling industry, so we feel everybody will win from this partnership - not only our two companies - but first and foremost Namibia as we are protecting the environment from pollution, we create jobs and bring revenue to Namibia, ” NamiGreen’s Managing Director, Per Hansen explained.

An interactive map of all the drop-off points is located here:

https://www.namigreen.com/dropoff

See more information about MultiChoice Namibia - https://www.multichoice.com/country/namibia/

For more information about NamiGreen E-waste Recycle - see here https://www.namigreen.com

Fact box:

  • NamiGreen E-waste (https://www.namigreen.com) - a joint-venture between local logistics company Transworld Cargo and Danish PEHANSEN, founded in 2018. Has roots dating back to 2013 when the initiative was started by Transworld Cargo under the name Transworld Cargo E-waste.
  • E-waste or electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world according to the United Nations.
  • According to the UN, 80 % of all e-waste generated annually on global scale, is not recycled.
  • More than 55.6 million metric tons of e-waste was generated globally in 2019 (latest figures). In 2030, that is forecasted to reach 70 million metric tons annually according to the UN.
  • The continent with the highest recycling rate is Europe, recycling 35 % of all its e-waste, Asia comes in 2nd with 22%, Americas 17 % and Oceania with 6%. Africa recycles around 0.5 % (UN)

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