KZN Electronics Waste (E-waste) Feasibility Study
ICT and electronics have become more prevalent in our society than ever before. While this is the case, it gives rise to another type of situation. i.e. electronic waste. ICT and electronic hardware products have a normal life span of 3 to 5 years.
As more ICTs are rolled out there will be more electronic waste that society will have to contend with. Considering the chemical makeup of some of the components of the devices, it poses a threat to the environment. Some of the hardware material can also be recycled and reused in the ICT and other industries.
EDTEA appointed Lindon Corporation to conduct a feasibility study to establish e-waste facilities in the towns of Durban, Pietermariztburg, Newcastle, Richards Bay and Port Shepstone.
The overall objective of the project was to create a conducive environment to create jobs and to ensure that defective ICT and electronic products do not have an adverse effect on the environment.