Job K. Ngetich: E-waste Management in Kakamega, Kenya
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Group members: Joseph Mkude (Tanzania), Emmanuel Ayanwuyi (Nigeria) , Sorasart Seepheng (Thailand).
E-waste is the most rapidly growing problem in the waste stream due to its quantity, toxicity and carcinogenicity. Increased changes in technology especially in ICT, low initial cost, and high rates of obsolescence have resulted in a fast-growing surplus of e-waste generation in Kenya. E-waste management efforts in Kenya are in their infancy. The use of computers and associated gadgets are expected to increase in Kenya as from 2014 following the current Jubilee Government’s policy to introduce the use of computers in Kenya’s public primary schools starting from standard one class. The result will be an increase in e-waste generation, threatening sustainable rural development. This underscores the need for an effective e-waste environmental management system. The objectives of this project are; to educate people on the harmful effect of e–waste, to ascertain the involvement of citizens in the management of e-waste, to examine the establishment of e–waste recycle management system in Kenya.