By Carin van Wyk (Associate Attorney)
WHAT IS E-WASTE
E-waste is “waste that is generated from anything that runs on electricity”. The is the widely accepted international definition of e-waste. E-waste includes waste generated from both electronic and electrical equipment, devices and materials.
South Africa enacted the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (NEMWA) to regulate waste management in the country and to protect the health of people and the environment by providing reasonable measures for the prevention of pollution and ecological degradation.
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