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Managing e-waste - a reuse strategy for UK computers to facilitate developments in third sector organization composting in Cameroon

By Margaret P Bates, Lawrence O Mbeng and Paul S Phillips

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While there has been much debate in the past as to the banning of e-waste being exported to Africa, the new paradigm today is with the reuse of this e-waste to enhance Africa’s economic and social development. This paper highlights some of the setbacks underpinning the importation of e-waste into Africa from existing legislation, which has incessantly widened the gap between the haves and have-nots of information technology. Based on these, the paper presents a snapshot of a 5 year pilot project for the reuse of second computers from the UK to Cameroon with the aim of driving sustainable practices in the composting of household organic waste and hence create new markets in Limbe and Douala -Cameroon through education and capacity buildin

Topics: TD799.85, GE300, TD794.5
Publisher: Widener University
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:nectar.northampton.ac.uk:1713
Provided by: NECTAR
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