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IEC-GIF Launches Ground breaking e-waste project in Kenya

A new initiative called "Turning Battery E-Waste into E-Resources" has been launched by the International Electrotechnical Commission Global Impact Fund (IEC-GIF) in Kenya. The project aims to improve the management of battery e-waste by supporting Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) over two years with an initial funding of Sh58 million. By recycling battery e-waste, they can get valuable stuff back and help the environment. This means they won't need to keep digging up the earth for materials like cobalt, nickel, and lithium, which are used in batteries. The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and the Kenya National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (KNCIEC) are excited about this project. They believe it's a big step forward for Kenya and Africa. Esther Ngari, the Managing Director of KEBS, says it's an honor to be part of it. She thinks this project will set an example for other countries. Battery recycling is essential because making new batteries requires digging up the earth. This harms the environment. By recycling, we can reduce this harm. Kenya being chosen for this project is a big deal. It's not just about the money; it's about showing a way to help the environment in the long term. The IEC-GIF and local partners want to make a plan for sustainable development. They hope other countries in Africa will copy their plan. Matthew Doherty, a senior advisor, says it's an honor to work with Kenya on this project. He hopes it will start a bigger movement for sustainability and innovation in Africa. https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/realtime/2024-02-27-initiative-to-boost-battery-e-waste-management-launched/

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  • Ann Nyambura

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    A great example of proactive environmental management.

    • johnte ndeto

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      Such projects are crucial for addressing environmental and health hazards associated with electronic waste.

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      • Princess

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        @johnte_ndeto Absolutely! Projects like these are essential for tackling the environmental and health hazards posed by electronic waste.

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          You have to applaud the resource allocation and the R&D that will go into such s project to ensure minimal wastage even in the electric battery field. This, ladies and gentlemen is circular economy for you.

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        • Kevin

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          Good to see such incredible investments in to the Kenyan market.This will ensure that all e-waste is converted into e- resources very efficiently.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            @Kevin yes, especially when you visit certain car yards in Kenya and see the scale of Electric Vehicles dumped because of batteries becoming obsolete, you really appreciate this project. Such batteries will be recycled and where possible, restored leading to more EVs on our roads

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            • Princess

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              @Kevin This approach ensures that e-waste is managed efficiently, promoting both environmental protection and economic development.

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              • Princess

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                @munene_mugambi Absolutely! The scale of electric vehicles being dumped due to obsolete batteries highlights the urgent need for projects like this.

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              • Rotich Kim

                6 w

                This show great innovation towards solving climate change and emissions 💪

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                • Princess

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                  @rotich_kim Initiatives like this are crucial in the global effort to combat climate change and transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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                • George Kariuki

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                  Kenya's pioneering role in this initiative can inspire other African nations to adopt similar approaches, accelerating progress towards a more sustainable future for the continent. Let's hope this paves the way for a wave of innovation and sustainability efforts across Africa!

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    @george_kariuki as the Toyota saying goes, "The car ahead is always a Toyota." In the electric and environmental sector, The country ahead is always Kenya. Really putting themselves out there in Africa to lead the green transition

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                    • Princess

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                      @george_kariuki It's crucial that we support and replicate such initiatives to drive positive change and address environmental challenges collectively.

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                      • Princess

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                        @munene_mugambi Indeed, Kenya is emerging as a leader in the green transition, especially in the electric and environmental sectors.

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                      • walter lungayi

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                        This initiative by IEC-GIF is a significant step towards addressing the growing e-waste problem in Kenya. It demonstrates a commitment to sustainable waste management and environmental conservation.

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                        • Princess

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                          @walter_lungayi It's a positive example of how partnerships and innovative solutions can contribute to building a cleaner and healthier environment for all.

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                        • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                          A great initiative that will help lower e_waste problems

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                          • Princess

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                            @elizbeth_gathigia Absolutely! This initiative will undoubtedly contribute to lowering e-waste problems by implementing effective management strategies.

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                          • mary Mwihaki

                            6 w

                            This is the way to go to reduce the number of harmful substances

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                          • Boniface Kuria

                            6 w

                            This is a good way to reduce the E-waste problem in Kenya. E-waste has been a big problem with no safe disposal or recycling. This project is highly welcomed.

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                            • Munene Mugambi

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                              @boniface_kuria Kenya has adopted electric vehicles to a large extent and in as much as this has been good for the planet and the country, they've lacked the facilities to deal with these EVs once they run down their lifetime. This will fix that

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                            • Chris Ndungu

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                              We look forward to see this initiative bringing positive impacts in our country.

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                              • Boniface Kuria

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                                @chris_ndungu I am sure we will reap positive outcomes with this.

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