Rapid growth in electronic devices and appliances today posses a question to how much of it is disposed rightfully with no e-waste plant?
This proposal will achieve SDG No.13 Climate Action, SDG No. 15 Life on Land, SDG No.12 Responsible consumption and production and SDG No.3 Good Health and Well Being.
some of the actions this proposal will propose would be to advocate to the Zambian government that as a developing country in technology there would need to be a balance between production coupled with importation of these electronic devices and appliances and how we dispose of them as it accumulates, dealing with the fact that some of these electronic and electrical devices have a short lifespan. Secondly as the ewaste plant would be implemented ewaste would be disposed off the right way reducing the amounts of harmful gas emissions let out to the ozone layer as opposed to normal burning of ewaste at a dumpsite. Opening of ewaste collecting mechanisms would be implemented which will open chances of possible employment. sensitization programmes on effects poor ewaste disposal to the ozone in conjunction with the ministry of Health. Advocate also for an ICT policy to be revised and disseminated widely across the country.
What actions do you propose?
Who will take these actions and which types of actors are involved?
Our organisation, EITA will be head in piloting this project in conjuction with Ministry of Health, The council in waste management as well as civil society such as center for environmental Justice(CEJ) and WWF Zambia.
Where will these actions be taken and how could they scale?
Our target would be to pilot the study here in zambia and create other studies in southern african countries such as south africa, botswana, zimbabwe and namibia.
In addition, specify the countries where these actions will be taken.