In the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment’s 2023/24 Annual Performance Plan, several key initiatives are outlined to manage electronic waste (E-waste) responsibly. A few interesting plan-based initiatives focus on E-waste management, environmental protection, and economic opportunities include:
- E-Waste Diversion: The plan sets a target to divert 47,000 tonnes of E-waste from landfill sites in the upcoming year.
- Local Government Training: The department plans to train 300 municipal councils and officials in waste management, including E-waste.
- Recycling Initiatives: The plan emphasises recycling and waste beneficiation initiatives, contributing to proper electronic waste disposal.
- Environmental Protection: Targets include improving air quality in 15 priority areas and addressing water quality issues, reducing the environmental impacts of E-waste.
You can read the 2023/24 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment here