N64b e-waste poses health risks for Nigerians, others
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and the rest of Africa may soon begin to grapple with a different layer of complicated health issues unless governments rise up to the mounting electronic waste
Nigeria, other SSAs recycle less than 0.1% e-waste
Nigeria, and other sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries recycle less than 0.1 per cent of electronic waste (e-waste).
Expert warns of looming e-waste crisis in Nigeria
Dr. Ifeanyi Ochonogor, managing director, E-Terra Technologies Limited has warned of e-waste crisis which it described as another looming crisis which consequence will also have significant health and financial impact similar to the prevailing corona pandemic.
‘Nigeria losing billions on improper management of e-waste’
Worried by the high risk posed by improper management of electronic waste in Nigeria, experts have called for definite action to arrest the dumping of electronic products in the country.
NESREA raises concern over danger of e-waste
National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), has raised concern over the danger of e-waste, saying it increases susceptibility to health conditions.
‘Nigeria losing billions of dollars in illegal e-waste exports’
Experts have revealed that Nigeria is losing millions in foreign exchange due to the activities of the informal sector collectors of electronic waste. They urged the government to sanitise the informal e-waste recyclers through proper legislation and awareness creation.
Overcoming Nigeria’s e-waste epidemic
It’s close to midnight on a Sunday and the skies of Lagos hang dark over the glittering lights of the city’s 17.5 million residents.
Lagos seals ‘illegal’ e-waste factories
The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has sealed two illegal e-waste factories including that of two Chinese said to have emitted toxic substances in Ikeja. The factories located at 19, Sule Abuka Street, Opebi and 15, Adekunle Fajuyi, GRA Ikeja, were said to be owned and managed by Chinese nationals.
Police uncovers Chinese toxic waste factory in Lagos
Operatives of the Area F command of the Lagos State Police command today uncovered a factory where e-waste is assembled and exported to China and Vietnam. Detectives also arrested two brains behind the e-waste company.
There’s urgent need for enlightenment on dangers of e-waste — Ochonogor
E-Terra Technologies is a pioneering company into the eco-friendly management of electronic waste (e-waste); recycling, refurbishing and data destruction of storage devices in alignment with the global vision of a greener planet.
Government, GEF launch $15m electronic waste initiative
An ambitious new project launched in Lagos last week is aiming to reform the electronics sector and put an end to the toxic toll improper management of electronic waste is taking on Nigeria. Over half a million tonnes of discarded appliances are processed in the country every year, threatening both the health of people in…