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e-Waste To e-Wealth: This Togolese Tech Team Has Built Over Twenty 3D Printers From Trash

e-Waste To e-Wealth: This Togolese Tech Team Has Built Over Twenty 3D Printers From Trash

Written by David

April 27, 2020

Although it doesn’t get enough mentions – since it is often swept under the carpet as trivial in favour of its ‘more popular cousins’ – the world has an electronic waste (e-waste) problem and Africa, in particula, finds itself in a precarious position.

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The continent is battling with what seems like a mountain of it, in a literal sense. Large expanses of the continent’s terrestrial and aquatic habitat have become dumping grounds laden with a barrage of junk phones, scrap computers, and TVs that have found their way to this part of the globe from the more-advanced western world. These ‘ digital dumpsites ’ have proliferated across Africa, and the common practice of charring them only puts undue strain on the health of the environment, which has a bearing on the ever-fragile health of the inhabitants. The situation rarely gets talked about, but as the problem has all the […]

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