Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment an effective means for protection of Environment A Meeting, Casablanca Morocco

Top Quote Waste recycling of electrical and electronic equipment is an effective means of protection of the environment. It also creates added value in the industrial sector. This fact was emphasized in Casablanca in a meeting named "Intelligent Computer Recycling" on December 8 2014. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 22, 2015 - The meeting was organized under the auspices of Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco, IBR Green Systems in collaboration with Global Research.

    Experts and industry players noted countries that have better access to electrical and electronic equipment find themselves increasingly faced with the problem of managing electronic products at the end of life.

    The agenda of the meeting was to focus on the importance of recycling, which offers interesting perspectives and a second life to electronic equipments.

    Members of the meeting concluded on the fact that a lot of recycled electrical and electronic equipment can be used for the manufacture of other products to deal with environmental challenges.

    Ms. Wafa Katir, Executive Director of the Global Research Centre (French North Africa Section) stated that exponential production of equipment for access to information technology around the world was due to the huge consumption of ICT and the repercussions are.

    "In 2006, for the first time, 1 billion mobile phones were sold, against 12 billion in 2013," she said, noting that Brazil, Russia, India, and China will have more than 870 million new IT equipment in 2016," "China alone rising from 55 million to 500 million between 2007 and 2015."

    Ms. Katir emphasized the importance of raising awareness on recycling of electronic and electrical equipment in the Moroccan media companies, and lamented on the limited options to this process at national level.

    In this context, Moroccan and foreign experts have estimated that recycling means sustainable development, and social and environmental responsibility of a company. Also, the risks and hazards of chemical substances emanating from the destruction of electrical and electronic equipment, include public health, and groundwater.

    They stated that nearly 500 containers of electronic and electrical equipment are unloaded monthly in Nigeria, which represents a great danger to the environment and the local population and concluded on the need for active IT recycling.

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