Friday, 26 December 2014

Ericsson, Airtel in Landmark E-Waste Disposal and Recycling Pact

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, is working with Ericsson in Ghana, under their global Ecology Management Product Take-Back programme, to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment in the country.
The programme is a part of Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility effort geared towards taking accountability for environmental impacts of all products and services during their lifecycle.
According to parties in the deal, the programme ensures that end-of-life material is waste-treated in an environmentally responsible manner.
Ericsson’s programme targets exceed the minimum requirements set out under the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, where product take back is required by law.
WEEE, globally known as e-waste, is a growing problem. The world’s e-waste level reached 48.9 million tons during 2012 and is expected to increase 33% by 2017. More than 80% of this is not treated in proper e-waste recycling facilities. Read More....


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