Borj Chakir: first electrical and electronic waste recycling unit launched | Tunisia News Gazette

Borj Chakir: first electrical and electronic waste recycling unit launched

The first unit of dismantling electrical and electronic waste with a processing capacity of 24 thousand tonnes was launched in Borj Chakir since November 2016, said Wednesday in Tunis Director of the waste management project of electrical and electronic equipment Amel Kinoubi Abes.

Tunisia obtained a donation worth $ 3.6 million (7 million dinars) from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for the project, the first of its kind in Africa, in addition to the contribution of the Tunisian State in financing the project for 2

million dinars, she said, during a meeting organised by the National Agency for Waste Management (ANGed) in Tunis.

She added that the project is part of strengthening the waste management system, introduced since 2009, noting that the number of private companies authorised to carry out this activity has reached 11 companies. Their processing capacity is estimated at 3.5 thousand tonnes annually.

The project concerns the management of hazardous waste electrical and electronic waste, especially as electronic equipment contains heavy metals and chemicals as well as other carcinogens. It deals with the processing and recycling of waste such as plastic, iron, copper, aluminum and electronic boards.

ANGed supervises this project, which includes a line for the recycling of refrigerators, a second for the recycling of washing machines and a third for the recycling of computers, air conditioners and household electrical appliances.

Source: TAP news Agency

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