Turning the e-waste challenge into an opportunity

  • 2013•09•03     Ghana Business News

    Excerpt from the article by Maya Ormazabal:

    Taking into account that the United Nations University (UNU) estimates that 2013 has so far produced 53 million tons of e-waste, it is clear that this is a topic that must be tackled with some urgency. To give the problem some perspective consider the report Where are Weee in Africa which estimates that about 220,000 tons of electrical and electronic goods were shipped from the EU to West Africa in 2009, a large amount of which was waste with no possible further use.