Safaricom Launches e-Waste Program in Kenya

Safaricom Launches e-Waste Program in Kenya

From All Africa

Safaricom has launched a campaign to educate the public on the on the impact of wrongful disposal of electronic waste on the environment.

Through the e-waste caravan, the telco will over a five-week period collect electronic waste in more than 120 residential areas in the city.

Statistics indicate that over 17,350 tonnes of e-waste is generated in Kenya annually with mobile phones, personal computers and printers contributing to over 3,150 tonnes.

A campaign launched by Safaricom in October last year managed to mop up more than 10 tonnes. This new campaign is meant to boost this initiative as well as promote a culture of safe and responsible e-waste disposal among Kenyans.

Speaking during the launch, Safaricom Director of Corporate Affairs, Nzioka Waita called for a multi-sectoral approach to the management of e-waste.

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