Electronic waste, or E-Waste, is the fastest growing waste stream in South Africa. Every year, you the consumer and businesses discard of millions of televisions, computers, cell phones, and other electronic products. The challenge is to find economical ways to recycle and reuse these products.
We at Cape e-Waste Recyclers provide a service to the day to day consumer as well as our bigger corporates, retailers, education facilities, medical institutes and our local & national government.
Note the following: Recent studies show that the component materials of electronic items threaten human health and the environment, especially water and air. Cathode ray tubes (CRTs), the glass picture tubes found in television and computer monitors, contain lead. Computers contain heavy metals such as lead, chromium, nickel, zinc and other metals. Many landfills refuse to accept electronic products, or charge a hefty disposal fee. Local and state governments are imposing strict guidelines on proper disposal.
The question now is simple.
How do you recycle your e-waste?
As a Certified Collector of e-waste, Cape E-Waste Recyclers, Recycles or re-sells unusable computers and their components to downstream vendors. All other computer components are dismantled by Cape E-Waste Recyclers and sold as commodities, in compliance with the South African Environmental Act for collections of e-waste. In addition, Cape E-Waste Recyclers regularly holds collection events with cities, churches, schools and businesses throughout the Cape Peninsula and also accepts e-waste from retail stores throughout the region.
Cape E-Waste Recyclers strongly supports environmentally sound disposal practices. Cape E-Waste Recyclers supports the enactment of legislation that would create a national framework to address the increasing volumes of electronic product scrap and end-of-life technologies.