Conversion of E-waste to Good Business is Solution to Dumping, Says Derus

  • 2015•02•10     Lagos     ThisDay Live

    Excerpt from the article in ThisDay Live:

    “Most people will be surprised to learn that the millions of end-of-life (second hand) electronics; computers, mobile telephone handsets, television, among others, that are dumped (imported) in Nigeria and in other African countries contain gold, silver, copper and other precious metals that can aggregate to a lot if their collection is approached as real time business.

    This business model is being considered by some countries in Europe, where most of the e-wastes emanate from and by the European Union.

    The model was also discussed at the Inception meeting on the Person in the Port (PiP) project organised in Lagos recently by the United Nations University (UNU)/Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) and BASEL Convention Coordinating Centre for the African region (BCCC-Africa) in University of Ibadan linkage centre under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).”