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Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

Results of the African E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference

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  • So... what happens now? How will we know if this results anything?

    Thanks so much for sharing - hope those questions don't sound cynical... as a former UN employee, having attended a lot of really great conferences, I'm always interested in what happens next.

  • I am glad that this conference changed your view of Africa but do not forget that Africa is a very diverse continent and economies like those of Kenya and South Africa are are among the richest. There are large differences between and within countries, examples of  'best practise' may not generalise.

  • Jane - Great question. I am fielding inquiries from attendees who want to find out more about getting certified to one of the standards. So far we have 4 recycling/refurbishing companies and 2 auditors that have expressed interest and are taking the next steps. - Jim