E-waste recycling initiative launched in Tshwane

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A new electronic waste (e-waste) management programme has been launched in Mamelodi, Tshwane East. The programme, organised and run by the Mediro Foundation, will clean up storerooms and garages in the local community, selling the usable e-waste to raise money for the foundation.The Mediro Foundation is a Mamelodi-based non-profit organisation that offers free training and skills development in the healthcare sector. Programme co-ordinator, Thabo Sibanyoni, explains that the purpose of the e-waste project is to create employment for the Mamelodi youth and encourage the creation of more youth-owned enterprises.“The aim of the e-waste management programme is to give the youth of Mamelodi a helping hand to have a brighter future,” says Sibanyoni. The e-waste will be reassembled by the volunteers into working components that can be resold.Project volunteers will collect old electronics and gadgets, such as televisions, fax machines and cellphones. There is no shortage of disused electronic components and devices in residents’ garages and storerooms - most of which can be reused and repurposed.Community members can donate old electronic devices to the Mediro Foundation at 14049 Malema Street, Mamelodi East. The foundation is open during working hours on weekdays. ___Averda is a leading waste management provider with over 50 years of experience across three continents. Through growth, transformation and engagement, we strive to find new ways of managing waste while protecting the community and environment. ___By pairing international expertise with local insights, we have secured our position as one of South Africa’s most respected providers of waste management and industrial cleaning services. We also operate in the recycling, pipe inspection, CCTV, infrastructure inspection, hydro-demolition, high-pressure water jetting and catalyst handling industries. ___Follow us Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the best tips on recycling and the latest industry news. See our Instagram and YouTube channels for more insights into environmental affairs and our work with local communities.