Prior to 2013, Africa lacked the necessary technology and know how to implement a commercialised Light Bulb recycling plant. Ewaste Africa prides itself in having commissioned Africa’s FIRST light bulb recycling plant. This was officially opened by the Deputy Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs, Honourable Barbara Thomson in 2014. Since then we have diversified to include electronic waste recycling into our porfolio.
Our journey began in 2013 post securing the technology and distribution rights for Balcan Engineering based in the UK, Balcan had won the Queen’s innovation award for their recycling technology. In 2014 Honourable Deputy Minister Barbara awards HH License for the first light bulb recycling in Africa and offtake agreements for by-products secured. We are motivated by competition to push us to better ourselves and grow as a company and a team, and all that hard work pays off when we become winners such as the Winner of Nedbank PCB Award: Spirit of Entrepreneurship 2016, Young Entrepreneur Of the Year: South Africa Premier Business Awards 2016, 2nd place nationally for SAB Kickstart Boost 2016, Winner of ESKOM BIC: Trade and Services and Winner at the GAP Innovation Competition: Green Category both in 2017.
The Innovation Hub Gap Green 2017
Eskom BIC trade and services sector 2017
at the SABKickstart National Finals 2016
Young Entrepreneur of the year 2016 – South African Premier Business awards
Spirit of Entrepreneurship – Nedbank PCB business awards 2016