Welcome to the first public website of the ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC.
This website has been set up to do two things:
1. Introduce you to ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC; and
2. Introduce you to ERA’s E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan.
This site will be expanded in due course to include features related to the reporting and measurement of E-Waste recycling activity undertaken by various stakeholders in the E-Waste Management System which ERA NPC is in the process of setting up. For now it simply seeks to share relevant information with stakeholders and to seek their alignment with and feedback on the ERA NPC and the E-Waste Industry Waste Management Plan which ERA NPC intends submitting to the DEA as the national plan for managing E-Waste.
Invitation to Stakeholder Consultation
ERA NPC invites all stakeholders to make input into the ERA E-Waste IndWMP, and to become a Member of ERA E-Waste Recycling Authority NPC. We encourage you to actively participate in our consultation process, regardless of whether you are legally defined as a “Producer” or not.
"An estimated 44.7 million tons of E-Waste is generated worldwide on a yearly basis."
-Lydall M., Wonder N. , Yulandi J., 2017. Mapping South Africa’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Dismantling, Pre-Processing and Processing Technology Landscape. s.l.:MINTEK/Department of Science and Technology (DST).
"The wide gap in E-Waste generation estimates has led the ERA Members to apply their collective knowledge to arrive at the negotiated working assumption of this IndWMP, viz. that South Africa currently generates 360,000 tons of e-Waste p.a. The ERA IndWMP also proposes to support the recycling of 26% of all E-Waste generated by 2023."
"ERA estimates that between 25,000 and 35,000 tons of E-Waste is currently recycled annually. That is, between 7% and 9.7%."
"More recent E-WASTE generation estimates provided by the reputable United Nations University suggests that South Africa generates around 300 000 tons of E-Waste per annum."
-Baldé, C. P., Forti, V., Gray, V., Kuehr, R., Stegmann, P., 2017. The Global E-waste Monitor 2017: Quantities, Flows, and Resources, Bonn, Geneva, Vienna: United NationsUniversity (UNU), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) & International Solid Waste Association.