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Sunday, 15 March 2020

Gov’t to lauch e-Tadweer app for safe disposal of e-waste

The Environment Ministry is developing an application, e-Tadweer, to help citizens get rid of their electronic waste safely by providing incentives such as discount vouchers that can be used when purchasing electronic appliances, Egypt Today reports. Minister Yasmine Fouad is drafting legislation to formalize the electronic waste management sector to ensure safe disposal, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The report did not provide a value for the program, but said a joint statement by the ministries of environment and telecommunications will be issued in the coming months.

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