Cleantech and the E-waste revolution: No more waste of E-waste
As the 21st century progresses, electronic devices have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. However, the rush to upgrade to the latest digital or electronic technology has resulted in shorter product lifespans and the increased accumulation of waste. Electronic waste or E-waste is now one of the most critical environmental issues of our time, especially in Sri Lanka.
With this increase of discarded E-waste that includes; mobile phones, computers and home appliances like toasters, mixer blenders, etc., there is a rising threat of several health and environmental risks. The risks include the pollution of water and soil, the release of toxic fumes into the air, and health issues to the population.
Cleantech, Sri Lanka’s pioneering environmental solution company, is tackling this concern by offering solutions that have sparked an E-waste revolution. Cleantech works together with the general public to responsibly collect disposed electronics.
The E-waste is sent to Cleantech’s pre-processing facility for treatment, where the electronics are deconstructed to segregate plastics and metals. The relevant components are then exported to Japan and Belgium for further recycling and precious metal extraction. The company also ensures that private information on the devices like mobile phones are physically destroyed to protect their customers’ security and privacy.
Cleantech is the waste management servicing business of the Sri Lankan conglomerate giant Abans Group. It was founded in 2003 as a solid waste management company, and eventually ventured into e-waste management in 2014. Cleantech works on the premise of ‘enhancing waste management, for a better tomorrow’. The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) now lists the company as an authorised E-waste recycler. They also possess an international BASEL clearance to export Sri Lanka’s electronic waste to Japan and Belgium. In addition to E-waste, Cleantech also recycles rigifoam, plastics, and paper.
It’s your time to join the E-Waste revolution, please contact 011 2368768 for more information.