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Namibia is one of highest 'e-waste-generating' countries in Africa

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E-waste statistics from the UN, ITU and ISWA tells that the relatively high living standards in Namibia is the main explaining factor for the high amounts of e-waste generated per inhabitant in Namibia

E-waste generation Africa - Top 10 countries
Top 10 electrical and electronic waste generating countries in Africa. Source: Global E-waste Monitor 2017.

Of the 53 countries on the African continent, Namibia is 7th highest 'e-waste generating country' measured in kg/inhabitant. The inhabitants of Namibia are generating even more e-waste per inhabitant than countries like South Africa, Nigeria and and Kenya.

On average, every Namibian citizen generates around 6 kg / e-waste per year, which totals to 14.000 metric tonnes of e-waste generated per year. Seychelles currently takes the number one spot in Africa with almost double the amount of e-waste generated per inhabitant. There is a direct correlation between living standards and amount of e-waste generated.

 CountryPop. (1000)E-waste kg/inhE-waste kt
1Seychelles9311,501,10
2Libya6.38511,0070,00
3Mauritius1.2598,6011,00
4Botswana2.1547,6016,00
5Gabon1.8817,6014,00
6Algeria40.7626,20252,00
7Namibia2.3006,0014,00
8South Africa55.8705,70321,00
9Tunisia11.2245,6063,00
10Egypt91.0475,50497,00

The amounts of e-waste generated are the sum of the six e-waste categories: Temperature Exchange Equipment, Screens, Monitors, Lamps. Large equipment, Small equipment, Small IT and telecommunication equipment. Source: Latest figures from UN, ITU, ISWA

Egypt and South Africa produces the largest total volumes of e-waste, followed closely by Nigeria. The explanation is due the shear size of the populations.

 CountryPop. (1000)E-waste kg/inhE-waste kt
1Egypt91.0475,50497,00
2South Africa55.8705,70321,00
3Nigeria183.6361,50277,00
4Algeria40.7626,20252,00
5Morocco33.8273,70127,00
6Angola27.3603,3092,00
7Libya6.38511,0070,00
8Tunisia11.2245,6063,00
9Sudan39.5991,3051,00
10Ethiopia91.1960,5049,00

Source: Latest figures from UN, ITU, ISWA

Worldwide, Norway, United Kingdom and Denmark has the highest e-waste generating populations measured by 'e-waste generated/inhabitant', with Norway generating 28,5 kg e-waste/inhabitant, UK 24,90 kg/inhabitant and Denmark closely following by 24,80 kg/inhabitant. These numbers are almost 4-5 times larger than those of Namibia.

African e-waste companies such as NamiGreen (https://www.namigreen.com) is managing the growing amount of e-waste in Africa, and has recently started e-waste operations in Namibia.

Contact NamiGreen for information on e-waste in Africa on below contact details.

Contacts


Mr. Per E. Hansen

Founder / CEO
NamiGreen
info@namigreen.com
(+264) 081 256 4136 / (+45) 42 50 20 30
http://www.namigreen.com

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E-waste Europe generated global ewaste monitor 2017
Electrical and electronic waste is growing in Europe. Norway, UK, and Denmark generating most e-waste per inhabitant. Source: Global E-waste Monitor 2017.
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E-waste generation Africa - Top 10 countries
Top 10 electrical and electronic waste generating countries in Africa. Source: Global E-waste Monitor 2017.
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