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E-waste Recycling June 29, 2022 04:40:04 PM

Ghana to Launch New Electronics Recycling Facility in Accra

Paul Ploumis
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The work on the recycling plant was launched in October 2018.

Ghana to Launch New Electronics Recycling Facility in Accra

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The Ghanaian government announced plans to open a full-fledged electronic waste recycling centre in Accra by the end of October this year. It must be noted that the country is a major generator of e-waste and a dump yard of such waste exported from developed countries.

The facility, being built on a one-hectare site, comprises a temporary storage area, a recycling unit, a weighbridge, a guardhouse and a transformer. It will help in recovery and sale of various categories of e-waste, including cables, mixed batteries, thermoplastics and cathode ray tubes (CRTs).

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The work on the recycling plant was launched in October 2018. It is being built by Memphis Metropolitan and funded with support from German government. The plant is 65% complete as on date, noted Kwaku Afriyie, Ghana’s Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI).

The plant aims to reduce the environmental impact of e-waste recycling activities in the country and ensure the transition of e-waste through proper and sound procedures. Apart from significant environmental benefits, the facility is expected to provide jobs to at least 22,000 Ghanaian youth.

The launch of the plant will put an end to the growing e-pollution in the country, said Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.

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