In Africa, 1.2 million tonnes of electronic waste are discarded every year, stemming both from local sources, as well as illegal waste imports from Europe. Informal recyclers working on the waste dumps, as well as soil and water are exposed to harmful heavy metals, contributing to the already significant health problems in African developing nations. Green Compass Recycling sets up dedicated collection networks for e-waste, registers and supports informal value chain participants and develops processing facilities for the collected e-waste.
Fractions of electronic waste are sorted and exported or sold locally for further refinement and processing by Green Compass Recycling.
Waste is collected through Green Compass Recycling’s dedicated collection network
Fractions are processed with customized machinery
High value waste items are manually disassembled to isolate valuable fractions