Mombasa firm seeks to recycle Kenya’s e-waste

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The increasing use of technology has seen thousands of information technology (IT) devices finding their way into Kenya, and with poor disposal, they put lives at risk and contribute to global warming.

Though Kenya is a signatory to international treaties regulating and banning the dumping of damaged and end-of-life electronics, it still imports large quantities of electronic and electrical goods that are considered too inefficient to be sold in the country of origin.

The appliances enter Kenya legally and a tax is paid to customs for their clearance.

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