SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Executive member of the Technician Association of Electrical and Electronics Equipment Ghana (TAEEEG), Mr. Jeffrey Adongo has called on the general public to make it a priority in joining hands to fight indiscriminate disposal of e-waste.
According to him, the indiscriminate disposal of e-waste into the environment has been causing very harmful effects on the lives of innocent Ghanaians, which should be a matter of concern to everyone.
He said it was very unfortunate that the contaminations in the air usually occurred when e-waste materials are disposed off in the wrong manner.
Touching on the wrong disposal ways it can affect us, he said burning them wrongfully in the wrong setting, throwing them into inappropriate places, etc.
He said people sometimes burn these materials in unapproved places causing damage to the respiratory systems of both humans and animals.
Further touching on air pollution the activities usually causes, Mr. Adongo said air pollution had destroyed the environment over the years causing damage to water bodies, plants, and soil which in turn affect the ecosystem, etc.
Apart from that, Mr. Adongo said others throw these materials into places where it affects land fertility.
He said this during a two-day sensatisation programme for some selected electronics and electrical technicians in Akyawkrom within the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti region. The two-day program which was meant to equip the participants with the requisite knowledge about how to identify valuable components of electronic waste materials and separate them was also meant to educate them on the dangers associated with indiscriminate disposal
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