WeTu strives to avoid pollution from e-waste by all means, ensuring faulty or end-of-life (EOL) products such as solar panels, batteries, or other electrical devices and components, both from enterprises and from the community, are properly collected through our hubs in different communities across western Kenya. This e-waste is then transported to our e-waste pre-processing plant in Homabay. There, all components are tested and either undergo repair for second-hand use or are dismantled and fed into the appropriate recycling streams.
WeTu approaches the circular economy through resource recovery, repairing and recycling valuable resources from electronic waste streams that would otherwise end up in the environment, posing a hazard to the ecosystem.
In the initial phase of the project, WeTu has collected 5 tonnes of e-waste from the community. By doing so, WeTu plays a vital role in reducing e-waste generation, conserving natural resources, and minimizing negative environmental impact.
WeTu plans to increase the number of e-waste collection centers in the region. This will make it close for the community members to bring their faulty and EOL products for proper management at WeTu sites. Furthermore, a focus on corporate clients will further increase the e-waste collection.
Main Target Group
Households, institutions, businesses and corporate clients
Main users of WeTu services are the people at the BoP in the rural and peri-urban communities we serve. Other special groups in the community impacted by our solutions are small businesses and corporate clients.