New partnerships to lead electronic recycling in Ghana
E-Waste Systems, Inc. (EWSI) has signed a Teaming Agreement with Community Waste Ltd. of Ghana as the first partner in the African continent to ensure full recycling and zero landfill of e-waste.
With a reported population of 24 million people, Ghana is the 8th most population dense country in Africa. Accra, where Community Waste Ltd. is based, is the capital city with a population of 4 million people, making it the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa.
“As with the venture launched in the Caribbean, our project for Africa is designed to remove electronics from landfill sites across the country for processing in our facilities. We will offer local individual partners and municipalities shipping containers as the means to collect e-waste. This venture will then provide them with revenue sharing from the recovered materials. As volumes grow, we will consider putting an ePlant1000 in place and doing the processing locally,” said Martin Nielson, founder and chief executive officer of EWSI.