Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment commonly referred to as E-waste is on the rise in Kenya as well as globally. This can be attributed to rapid changes in technology.
Taking cognizance of this, the Government of Kenya through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), has developed the draft Environmental Management and Co-ordination (E-Waste Management) Regulations 2013 which will provide an appropriate legal and institutional framework and mechanisms for the management of E-waste handling, collection, transportation, recycling and safe disposal of E-waste. It also provides for improved legal and administrative co-ordination of the diverse sectoral initiatives in management of E- waste as a waste stream in order to improve the national capacity for the management of the E-waste. Government of Kenya through NEMA informs and invites the public to submit comments on the draft regulation in order to pave way for its finalization.
The draft E-waste regulation comments on the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (No.8of 1999) Draft Environmental Management and Co-ordination (E-Waste Management) Regulations, 2013
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