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There are thousands of articles about new businesses, solutions, and opportunities, but recycling and waste solutions in ICT are another essential side of the process. Improper e-waste disposal threatens the environment, people’s health, and the economy. In the past five years, the Government of Rwanda has made significant progress towards e-waste management to promote green growth and a circular economy. 

The Ministry of ICT and Innovation, the Ministry of Environment, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), partners, and affiliated agencies have launched a campaign to raise awareness about proper e-waste management and encourage Rwandans to recycle their e-waste. The new campaign will increase awareness about how and where to drop off old electrical and electronic equipment and e-waste collection and management status in Rwanda. The campaign aims to improve the collection rate of e-waste at dedicated collection points operated by Enviroserve Rwanda, an e-waste dismantling and recycling company that works in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. This will result in the protection of human health and the environment.

Read more: https://www.minict.gov.rw/news-detail/rwanda-launches-campaign-to-boost-e-waste-collection-and-recycling

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