Watercycle Technologies and EWaste Africa Forge Strategic Partnership to Advance Sustainable Lithium Recovery from E-waste

Johannesburg, South Africa – EWaste Africa (EWA), a leading electronic and lighting waste management company, and Watercycle Technologies (WT), a UK-based deep tech company specialising in critical minerals recovery, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 27 March 2024. This strategic partnership aims to advance the sustainable recovery of valuable materials, such as lithium, […]

GCIP SA 2022/2023 Winners

EWaste Africa was announced as the winner of the GCIP-SA 2022/23 competition at the GCIP-SA Awards Gala Dinner on 17 March 2023. This is the culmination of a programme that started in July 2022, progressing through numerous rounds. The GCIP-SA is part of a global initiative aimed at promoting clean technology innovation and supporting entrepreneurs […]

Managing your solar panel waste

Dr Mark Williams-Wynn, R&D Manager from EWaste Africa estimates that PV waste is expected to reach 1.4 million tonnes worldwide by 2030. South Africa has 17 million solar panels installed to date, and most of these will require end-of-life (EOL) management before 2040. EWaste Africa has recently constructed equipment to be able to recycle solar […]

Electronic & Lighting Waste Solution – GCIP

EWaste Africa now offers a legally compliant and cost-effective recycling and refurbishment for your end-of-life solar panels. This will help you to reduce your environmental footprint.

PREVENT Waste Alliance

EWaste Africa is proud to announce that we have joined the PREVENT Waste Alliance as of January 2022. This alliance brings together organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions, all with an interest in promoting innovative solutions for a functioning circular economy worldwide. We believe that joining this alliance shows our […]

EPR Regulations are now in effect

fluorescent lighting tubes

The EPR Regulations and Notices of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act of 2008 are in effect in South Africa as of 5th November 2021. These regulations and notices cover lighting, electrical & electronic equipment and packaging. This means that anyone (person or company) who imports or manufactures these items is responsible for their end-of-life management.

Ban of all electrical and electronic waste from landfill: 23 August 2021

E-waste banned from landfill

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (referred to as WEEE or e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing types of waste worldwide. Unfortunately, it is also very hazardous due to the chemicals and components found in it. For this reason, the South African National Environmental Management: Waste Act defined e-waste as hazardous. The dangerous and toxic components […]