Weekly eWASA News – 1 Oct 21

    October is e-Waste Month – 14 October is e-Waste Day A recent study shows that a European citizen disposes of up to 1.4kg of old or broken electronics in the mixed waste bins. For a standard household, this means nearly 4kg a year. The situation is...

Weekly eWASA News – 16 Sep 21

    Start Recycling Organic Waste this National Recycling Day “We need to rethink waste!” says Melanie Ludwig from The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa (ORASA). “In the Western Cape more than 40% of all waste delivered to landfills is organic...

Weekly eWASA News – 9 Sep 21

   Using bacteria to recycle precious metals from e-waste E-waste and EV batteries are currently recycled through processes called pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. However, they involve searing temperatures with a high energy demand and deep carbon footprint,...

Weekly eWASA News – 3 Sep 21

    60 days to DFFE Deadline As you are aware, on the 5th November 2020, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) published Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations for the Electronic and Electric (WEEE) sectors. This regulation...

Weekly eWASA News – 27 Aug 21

    No more e-waste to landfill “Hazardous Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment” (lamps) and “Lead Acid Batteries” have been prohibited from being disposed to landfill since August 2016 and “Hazardous Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment” (other) is...