Rwanda, the first African country to inhibit hazardous plastic bags, is now practicing another way to protect the environment. After regulations and legislation procedures, the country is taking great steps to eradicate or recycle e-waste materials. With its cutting-edge e-waste demolition facility, the country is fighting waste generation. A role model for the countries in the African continent, Rwanda is fighting junk electronic masses.
Electronic waste, or simply e-waste, is an industry dealing with dumps in electronic devices. As the name suggests the waste is from any electric devices from home appliances to digital products and lights.
Management of electronic waste is a great policy practiced in few African countries. E-waste in Africa is basically thrown away in landfills, or dumped and burned; however, heavy hazardous metals have posed a serious threat to the environment.
The policy, approved in 2016, offers guidelines for managing e-waste in offices and institutions, apart from reuse and recycling plans.