Above: The BCRC Team – Top row (L-R) Jewel Batchasingh (Director), Rachel Ramsey (Project Coordinator), Ms. Janine Boodram (Research Analyst). Bottom row, (L-R): Ms. Laura Teixeira (Project Officer II), Ms. Sarah De Freitas (Research Officer), Ms. Shalina Rooplal (Associate Professional).
Electronic Waste (e-waste) is a growing concern worldwide. The first issue is that many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can leach into the environment as their casings degrade in landfills, where a lot of consumer electronic waste currently ends up.
Another reason for the urgent need for responsible recycling is that many components are becoming increasingly scarce or are dangerous to source globally. Moves are afoot to change this in Trinidad and Tobago by several national stakeholders, with the support of bmobile.
The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean), with…