With the ever-increasing use of electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, and televisions, eWaste has become a major environmental concern, with only a small percentage of eWaste being properly recycled. Green Device Recycling, a leading eWaste recycling company, hopes to address this issue by launching a campaign to educate and encourage South Africans to recycle their electronic devices.
The company has announced a new initiative aimed at increasing the awareness and participation of South Africans in the proper disposal and recycling of electronic devices. The program aims to address this problem by making eWaste recycling more accessible and convenient for all.
According to the South African National eWaste Association (SANEWA), South Africa produces approximately 6.2 million tonnes of eWaste per year, with only 12% being recycled. This is a concerning statistic as eWaste contains hazardous materials that can harm the environment and human health if not disposed of properly.
The new initiative will involve the expansion of existing collection and recycling services, as well as the introduction of new collection points across the country. Green Device Recycling already has collection points in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, but the company plans to increase the number of collection points in other parts of the country to make it easier for people to dispose of their eWaste.
In addition to expanding their collection points, the company will also be launching a new awareness campaign to educate South Africans about the importance of eWaste recycling. The campaign will include social media campaigns, public events, and educational materials that will be distributed to schools and universities across the country.
“We are excited to launch this new initiative as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of eWaste in South Africa,” said Green Device Recycling CEO Quam Arewa. “We believe that by making eWaste recycling more accessible and raising awareness of the importance of proper eWaste disposal, we can encourage more South Africans to participate in this vital process.”
Green Device Recycling is committed to ensuring that all eWaste collected is recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. The company has partnerships with reputable recycling companies that ensure that all eWaste is processed in accordance with national and international regulations.
The launch of this new initiative by Green Device Recycling comes at a crucial time for South Africa, as the country continues to grapple with the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. By increasing the recycling of eWaste, South Africans can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.