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 Or the huge TV that has been outdated.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.

Conclusion

E-waste is lethal and affects us in deep severe ways.

As we continue to fight plastic pollution, let’s not ignore e-waste.

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Hey, My name is Cheche Winnie and I love nature especially the wildlife. I strongly believe that the future generation should be allowed an opportunity to enjoy the current natural resources we have. As much as a lot has been lost, there's hope for a safe planet earth. Together we can help fight threats facing nature for a bright future.

Cheche Winnie, Climate Action, Environment, Nature

11 Replies to “Where Do You Take Your Electronic and Electrical Waste?”

  • I am so happy to be able to say I am super keen on taking good care of my stuff. My laptop turned 9 before he passed away and my iPod is to turn 10 this year! My credo is: if it works, I don’t need to replace it (what also helps is that I have a handy father who can repair A LOT – not iPods, but things around the house).

    If something is really done working forever, I make sure I drop it off at the special deposit points for electronic devices and such. Heck, I even bring my dried-up nail polish to the chemical waste disposal. I try to do my best. Even if it seems silly, a small change can make a big difference. Nature’s not here to support us, we are here to support nature.

  • You are my hero. 👏👏👏👏👏 Awesome job Samantha. You have also reminded me of the dried nail polish. We really need to exhaustively use stuff and finally giving them a good and off to the right place. All of us should emulate your example.

  • I use all my stuff until it falls apart, also clothing, furniture etc.
    A problem will be my phone, which is an old Nokia E72. I can use Internet and send emails, if I want to, but it is not really a smartphone. Until now I was able to get a new battery for it. As long as that is the case, I will use it, because I don’t need and don’t want a smartphone. I need to make calls and send SMSs that’s all.
    We are also buying stuff second hand the last few years. We have a second hand shop for electronics here as well.
    If we have to throw stuff out, we take it to the recycling site. Every municipality has one in Denmark.

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