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Treasure from trash: E-waste recycling in Bangladesh


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Extracting valuable elements contained in electronic waste, mostly known as e-waste, such as copper and gold, can be a good source of income in developing or newly industrialized countries, and Bangladesh is certainly no exception in this regard. E-waste can be defined as reuse or recycling of scrapped electrical or electronic devices. Azizu Recycling & E-Waste Company Ltd, a waste management firm operating since 2006, has set up a factory in Narayanganj to recycle e-waste and turn the by-products into reusable items. Licensed by government organizations such as the Department of Environment, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission and Atomic Energy Commission, this firm is involved in buying e-waste from corporations and local agents and literally turning trash into treasure. “Recycling these items can lead to the extraction of many metals such as copper, iron, aluminium and even silver and gold. We export some of them as per agreement with foreign trading partners, the rest is sold for domestic use,” said Malik Hossain Al-Mamun, general manager of Azizu Recycling & E-Waste Company Ltd.
read more: https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/special/2018/02/15/treasure-trash-e-waste-recycling-bangladesh
Posted by on Oct 30 2018. Filed under Bangladesh Exclusive, No Toxic. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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