Egyptian government to launch mobile application for e-waste collection

EGYPT – The Egyptian government plans to launch a mobile application to facilitate the collection of e-waste in the country that will enable Egyptians to exchange their old devices for discount vouchers on the purchase of new equipment. The mobile application will enable people to exchange their electronic waste for discount vouchers for the purchase of new devices. Tarek al-Araby, the director of the medical and electronic waste project at the Egyptian Ministry of Environment also said the government is providing for the collection of public sector waste. With a…

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Government partners with telecom companies on electronic waste disposal

KENYA – The Ministry of Environment has partnered with telecommunications companies to rally Kenyans to exercise responsible disposal of electronic waste as part of environmental conversation measures, reports Business Daily. Safaricom Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact Sanda Ojiambo has urged customers and consumers to ensure they dispose off their electronics at Safaricom shops after which they will be collected and recycled. “When they stop functioning or we have no use for them anymore, it is important to dispose them in a manner which encourages us to recycle and…

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