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Alfa initiates E-waste
Project to reduce environmental pollution
Alfa has launched an E-waste project in collaboration with Ericsson to recycle obsolete telecommunications equipment.
Marwan Hayek, Chief Executive Officer of Alfa, said that 460 tons of obsolete equipment were collected, put in 35 containers, and will be shipped by Ericsson to Sweden for recycling.
According to Hayek, this project is part of Alfa’s initiative to comply with the requirements of United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Jamal El Jarrah, Minister of Telecommunications, said that the ministry approved the $50,000 project to prevent negative environmental effects if the equipment is destroyed or dumped locally. Toxic chemicals and metals from electronics can seep into the soil and poison groundwater.
According to Mohamad Dergham, Head of Ericsson Levant, Alfa’s shipment is the second largest shipment of E-waste that the company will process.
Reported by Samer Rasbey
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Oct 10, 2018
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