Did you know that you could exchange your broken electronic devises for trendy products? A drive to rid the environment of electronic wastes now enables you to be rewarded every time you deposit obsolete electronic gadgets in designated collection points. The drive launched Monday, July 21 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is a partnership bringing together the University, Safari Connect, and Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre.
This is how it works: when you deposit your product at the designated bin within JKUAT, you get a redeemable gift voucher with a code. The code is then fed in an online portal, where you can redeem the voucher with any purchase of phones, tablets or cameras from Safari Connect shops across the country.
Speaking during the launch, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga termed the initiative progressive and in line with the Varsity’s resolve to minimize adverse environmental impact of e-waste.
The don strongly rooted for the recycle, reuse & refurbish model in handling electronic products, noting that this will substantially reduce infiltration of e-waste in the environment.
Dr. Thomas Musili of WEEE Centre said his organization was happy with the partnership that he reckoned would expedite safe storage, transport, treatment, recovery and disposal of electrical and electronic wastes in the country. This, in his view, will promote environment safety and sustainability.
The launch was also grazed by WEEE Centre’s Managing Director Jane Kariithi, Sanjay Dharamshi of Safari Connect, DVC (RPE) Prof. Esther Kahangi, Director, Institute of Energy and Environmental Studies, Prof. Robert Kinyua and the Deputy Director, Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park, Mwirigi Kiula, among others.
So, do you have any broken electronic gadgets? The time is now. Dispose it off for something trendy and useful.