eWASA News – 22 April 2022




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Reporting Requirement: Recyclers

In terms of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, PROs are required to populate and record all of the information/details regarding the e-waste collected, transported and treated by our members. These monthly reports are collated and submitted six-monthly every June, followed by a yearly report at the end of December each year.

We\’ve attached two documents that require your attention and completion. We need a separate report for each calendar month.

  1. eWASA- EPR Levy Declaration Form – packaging

Please complete the documents for the period November 2021 to the end of March 2022, and send them back to us by 22 April 2022.

Once we have received and collated the data, we will reach out to you to discuss and finalise and EPR fees due and payable to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Yethu Foundation Turns Waste into Cash

Infrastructure News reports: \”Local activists, Thando Fatyela and Siya Mtsako founded Intsika Yethu Foundation to tackle the issue of waste in communities. While introducing the youth to various methods of earning an income through creating greener communities.

Intsika Yethu Foundation is an environmental organisation that partakes in recycling projects and plants around the community of Strand The foundation is running a year-long project with Balwin Foundation NP.
“We are targeting to work with 50 Informal local waste pickers from the communities of Lwandle and Nomzamo, the purpose of this initiative is to provide support and mentorship for informal local waste pickers and link them with local buy-back centres in order for them to sell their recyclables at a reasonable rate,” said Fatyela. Read more here.



GEF Funds Egypt for E-waste and Medical Waste Recycling

Egyptian authorities have signed an agreement with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to implement an effective e-waste and medical waste management strategy in Egypt. The organization will provide $8 million in funding for recycling solutions.

The Egyptian Ministry of Environment is currently studying and validating the approvals of companies specializing in the treatment of e-waste in order to reduce the growing pollution. In 2017 alone, Egypt generated 4.4 million tons of e-waste according to Global E-Waste Monitor.

Added to this is the scrap illegally exported from foreign countries to Egypt. Yet the damage to humans ranges from prematurity to behavioural and lung disorders to cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its June 2021 report. The North African country already has several e-waste recycling plants, most of which are run by private companies, including Recyclobekia in Cairo. Read more here.



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