Considering the urgent need to limit electrical and electronic waste in Lebanon, VerdeTech is helping consumers recycle their equipment, whether at their workplace or at home, through innovative waste management techniques and smooth recycling services. It is the first full-service recycling and the only licensed institution by the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon working on E-waste management.
Working on a greener, healthier, and more sustainable life and environment, VerdeTech believes in minimizing the surging e-waste and reducing the increasing level of toxic wastes dumped in our landfills.
It goes far and beyond to achieve that goal: It collects, sorts, stores, and ships e-waste for free, helping to minimize the impact by adopting eco-friendly processes targeting the e-waste crisis in the country.
Electronic waste (e-waste) refers to the disposal of broken or obsolete electronic components and materials. E-waste materials may be valuable and recyclable, such as random access memory and reusable laptops.
However, hazardous materials, such as cathode ray tube monitors, require special handling in the disposal. Common discarded electronic products include computers, televisions, stereos, copiers, and fax machines.
Given that the information and technology revolution has exponentially increased the use of new electronic equipment, it has also produced growing volumes of obsolete products.
In fact, e-waste is one of the fastest-growing waste streams! Globally, it constitutes more than 5 percent of all municipal solid waste, however, only an estimated 15% of global e-waste is fully recycled.
Lebanon has been suffering from a growing garbage and waste crisis for the last few years with no effective solutions. Part of this crisis is due to the large quantity of un-recycled e-waste, which is increasing each day.
As people’s lives depend on the new technologies and electrical equipment, the consumption rates of electrical and electronic equipment have accelerated in Lebanon in the last decade. As a consequence, the volume of waste originating from these appliances has risen significantly.
Insights reveal that Lebanon generates approximately fifty thousand tons of e-waste each year. This is continuously growing, and its impact is becoming more dangerous in the absence of scientific and targeted solutions, as well as awareness regarding the subject.
E-waste has a dangerous impact on the environment and health. Disposing of it informally and without following the correct ethics and processes releases greenhouse gases which are directly linked to global warming and natural disasters. Besides, e-waste can give rise to several toxic by-products likely to affect human health.
VerdeTech is located in Mkalles, Phone: +961 1 240 291