E-WASTE MANAGEMENT

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The increase in electronic waste or e-waste globally can be safely attributed to the high level embrace of technological advancement. The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Lawrence Anukam said, during his presentation at a sensitization workshop organized by a joint effort of UNIDO, NESREA, UK trade and Investment and Hinckley Associate, that due to the high consumption rate of technology, sustainable production and consumption of gadgets can help control e-waste.

Mr Theodore Nwaoke, Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of the Environment, in the same event submitted that e-waste can only be managed through public awareness, regulations, monitoring and discipline of erring party. He also said that MoUs should be signed with relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies. He also said that recycling plants should be made available with facilities in place to collect materials to be recycled.

The country’s UNIDO representative, Dr Tommy, in like mind, called for a modern and comprehensive approach to environmental protection.

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