E-Waste Systems launches initiative
E-Waste Systems, Inc. (EWSI) launched its first project for the Caribbean to ensure full recycling and zero landfill of electronics waste.
“This Caribbean launch venture is designed to remove electronics from landfills across the islands for processing in Ohio. The first containers are to begin flowing in the 3rd Quarter of 2013. The local municipalities will supply containers at the site. This venture will provide local governments with revenue sharing,” said Martin Nielson, founder and CEO of E-Waste Systems, Inc.
EWSI is launching this project beginning in Jamaica. EWSI will expand this opportunity to all major islands such as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Haiti and the Bahamas. Nielson added, “We have signed our first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and we are also inviting other local partners to join our enterprise to provide for jobs while we do the right thing for the environment.”
The current predominant means of disposal is through open dumps, bringing health and environmental problems.
Part of the problem is discarded electronics, which has become one of the fastest growing segments of the municipal waste stream in more recent days.
Martin Nielson, founder and CEO of EWSI, stated, “It would be of great appeal for local Governments to approach the e-waste disposal through the high quality standards for our company whereby we can achieve a zero landfill accompanied by proper economic recovery.”