Phoenix Energy launched an e-waste recycling program in September 2018, partnering with local NGO Estidama and regional e-waste recycling solution provider, Enviroserve. This initiative aims to collect e-waste from customers, recycle reusable components, and correctly dispose of remaining unusable waste. E-waste recycling diverts harmful metals and other re-usable raw materials from landfills, reducing landfill emissions and ground and water contamination, as well as reduces use of natural resources in production.
A surge in electronic device production, with shorter product lifespans, has elevated e-waste to the fastest growing stream of waste globally. The European Association of Electrical & Electronic Waste estimates that 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be generated globally in 2018. According to Enviroserve, 39,000 MT of e-waste was generated in Lebanon in 2014, most of which went to landfills due to lack of local legislation for e-waste in the country.
To tackle current e-waste dumping in Lebanon, Phoenix Energy selected to partner with Enviroserve, given its controlled e-scrap management and recycling services. Enviroserve ensures safe disposal of material in line with local, regional, and international regulations, as well as reduced health dangers associated with uncontrolled dumping and poor scrap management practices.
About Phoenix Energy
Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, provides power management consultancy and renewable energy solutions, including solar PV systems, solar water heaters, solar outdoor lighting, LED lighting solutions, biomass boilers, absorption chillers and wooden frame houses. In addition, Phoenix Energy provides resource assessment services and turnkey commercial projects to recycle and transform waste into electricity using waste-to-energy systems.