The online E-Scrap News article appearing last week entitled “Can export incentives help clean up Agbogbloshie?” announces a new program to improve the infamously polluted and polluting scrap recycling operations in the Agbogbloshie area of Accra, Ghana.
If you’re reading this publication, you are well aware of the ultra-competitive nature of electronics recycling. E-scrap businesses must adjust to market shifts and be quick to make smart choices about pricing and material sales.
The Internet of Things is the latest territory that could hold promise for enterprising electronics recycling operations. The Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow from $9 billion in 2015 to $24 billion by 2021 – and to $33 billion by 2027, according to recent research.
In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 182 million adults are illiterate, and 30 percent of young people are unable to read or write. Access to information and communication technology is critical to improving their educational and economic prospects. Continue Reading
Steven Elmore, in his opinion piece entitled “BAN’s tracking project missed opportunities to advance industry,” seems to have complaints both about our study and about BAN’s advocacy positions. Upon reflection, it might be the latter complaint that lies at the heart of his lament. But, first we would like to address his complaints about our study.