However, it is not yet a reality. But we are very encouraged after a April/May 2018 tour, having discussed this at several levels. Both local entrepreneurs can play a role, and so can established businesses. We are slowly filling a 40' container with e-waste, and as such, we have a small challenge and fraction of possibility for someone who wishes to work with this challenge.
As we know from Europe, e-waste is actually profitable. But it is also an environmental and a human hazard. We will have to see it out of Malawi at a great cost, if no possibility arises in 2018.
Our pledge is to ensure that human and environmentally safe handling of the same amount of e-waste as we are responsible for sending. And we will keep up with this pledge.
Challenges for Malawian e-waste handling are the following:
But it is all very prosperous!
If you are interested in solving this challenge, please get in touch!