Nigeria is sitting on an electronic waste time bomb that will eventually explode, with Nigeria lagging behind developed countries that have found ways of managing the problem, according to a computer product dealer from Ikeja Computer Village.
Consumers in Kenya may soon have to pay extra for electronic goods if the country’s government decides to change waste management laws in a new campaign to try to reduce the level of electronic waste in the nation.
This may come as a profound shock to many Americans, but cell phones actually contain precious metals copper, silver, and even gold.
Recycling cell phones is no doubt the right thing to do for ecological and environmental reasons, but a growing movement also means that it can be a way to help worthy causes as well.
Academics, researchers, social justice activists and environmentalists yesterday expressed serious concerns over the illegal dumping of e-waste in Bangladesh.
Small and medium sized businesses in India may not be able to comply with a rapidly approaching deadline from the government regarding the collection of electronic waste as they are either unaware of it or do not take it seriously.
Africa, which has long been dealing with the thousands of tons of electronic waste that is shipped to the country for disposal from Europe, often under very hazardous conditions, is now dealing more and more with the problem of electronic waste that has been generated rather closer to home.
Electronic waste, including the likes of old cell phones, “is a stupid problem”, according to the environment minister of Sweden, Lena Ek.
The office of Governor Chris Gregoire released a report yesterday to say that the state has been able to slash cell phone usage and waste by almost as much as $1.7 million following a state audit that revealed that the state had been paying for services it did not even actually use.
The Zain National Mobile Phone and e-Waste Recycling Campaign has entered its second year in Bahrain in the Middle East.