Where Do You Take Your Electronic and Electrical Waste?
Where Do You Take Your Electronic and Electrical Waste? The old phone that doesn’t have the latest features. The laptop with a cracked screen and no longer interests you. Or the huge TV that has been outdated. Not forgetting the tablet or iPad that keeps loading forever.
We have been known as the generation that doesn’t repair stuff, instead, we choose to buy new ones. In case of damage or boredom. We are also doing our best to have electronics that are latest and trending. That’s why it doesn’t feel weird when million of people preorder stuff, despite having the same things working just fine at home. We are indeed an interesting generation.
Did you know that e-waste is becoming a big problem for both humans and other living organisms?
That electronic device that no longer thrills you, and you decide to dump it in your yard or poorly maintained storage unit. It may result in serious diseases like cancer for you and the people around you.
Due to their complicity and high rate of disposal. They are required to be disposed of very careful and correctly.
Do you know of the access point where you could dispose of your electronics? Or does your waste management company offer services for spoilt electronics? Or do you just allow fate to take its cause, by throwing these gadgets wherever it seems convenient to you?
Personally, I have not been disposing of my electronic waste correctly. Due to insufficient information. Maybe I had not done enough research, but I am now well informed and ready to make amends with our environment.
In Kenya, We can now take our Electronic Waste to any Safaricom Care Shops or Provided access points of WEE
All these are being offered for free for now. This will help create awareness and encourage more to surrender their electrical and electronic waste correctly.
The WEE center has specialized tools that can destroy what is beyond salvage and refurbish parts that still have a use.
These are some of the things that keep Kenya shinning despite all the problems that keep bringing it done. Despite being a poor and developing country, we have a youth population that makes good use of the little they get from school.
To my fellow Kenyans, let’s stop polluting our environment with our electrical and electronic waste. The farms can no longer host the spoilt TVs, solar systems, broken bulbs, dead phones, cracked dead computers, as well as the analog equipment that we are doing our best to replace with the digital ones.
Our National Environmental Management Authority and the Ministry of Environment have a policy framework that does control these events. Soon the companies manufacturing these devices will be paying for their recycling, disposal among others. Everyone has to be responsible.
E-waste is lethal and affects us in deep severe ways.
As we continue to fight plastic pollution, let’s not ignore e-waste.