South Africa has been losing the battle on managing the waste generated by electronic devices and in order to alleviate the war on e-waste, the technology innovative agency (TIA) is calling n start-ups and innovators to submit proposals for solutions that tackle e-wastes and water challenges. E-Waste Association of South Africa (eWasa) says that “each individual in SA generates about 6.2kg of e-waste while the Department of Environmental Affairs estimates an annual national tally of 360 000 tones.” However, since the country is governed by a number of laws and there are present gaps between legislations, there hasn’t been an appropriate solutions for recycling e-waste. Therefore, the association also launched the WEEE-Africa Forum, a not-for-profit association for all African governments and stakeholders, which is targeted to create a uniform standard for the treatment and handling of e-waste across Africa. In South Africa, the government, diverse associations, companies, start-ups and a group of individuals are creating a collaboration in order to deal with their environmental problem.
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