E-waste recycling hub opens at Makro

Posted by Laura Grant on August 28, 2008
Posted in Business

Time to dig out the bits of old computer and broken cell phones you’ve had lying around your garage for years because Fujitsu Siemens Computers and Makro have opened an e-waste recycling hub where you can dispose of it all safely.

The pilot project is at Makro’s Woodmead store in Johannesburg and people can bring all their electronic waste – notebooks, PC’s, monitors, cell phones and calculators – irrespective of brand. The e-waste will be being stripped, recyclable elements recycled, and hazardous materials disposed of in an environmentally correct manner, say the companies.

“When one considers that about 240,000 notebooks and 120,000 PC’s are sold through the retail channel in South Africa annually, there is the potential for a great deal of e-waste posed by the devices and units that these are replacing. We see it as our responsibility to facilitate the disposal of as much as possible of this waste in an environmentally correct manner,” says Bruno Persic, consumer channel manager at Fujitsu Siemens Computers.

Persic says the companies plan to roll out the project in all Makro stores nationwide in the coming months.

Source :: IT Online

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3 Responses to “E-waste recycling hub opens at Makro”

  1. C Jacobsen
    November 11th, 2008 @ 8:40 am

    Thats wonderful news, now Will you please open the ewaste disposal facility in Capetown, as soon as possible, preferably now. I have old computers & etc cluttering up the place that I refuse to send to landfill and have been searching for months to try and find some place that will recycle them. Please let me know when the capetown facility will be opening.
    Kind Regards,
    C Jacobsen.

  2. Laura Grant
    November 11th, 2008 @ 11:22 am

    @C Jacobsen: There’s a place called Recover e Alliance in Cape Town http://www.ewastealliance.co.za. There’s contact info on the website.

    They’re on the eWaste Association of South Africa’s list of places you can take your e-waste for recycling.

  3. Jessica
    October 21st, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    Hi,
    for e-waste recycling also check out
    ECYCLE
    electronic recycling easy
    http://www.ecycle.co.za/
    they opearte according to the standards of eWASA, RECYCLE E-WASTE and have a FREE COLLECTION SERVICE in Cape Town and the Western Cape as well as DROP OFF POINTS!
    Regards,
    Jessica

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