TANZANIA – Zaidi Recyclers, a Tanzanian recycling firm has launched a digital platform (NiBOOST integrated into the Zaidi App) for collecting dead car batteries for recycling, saving the environment and humanity from harm.
The new digital platform has been put into use in the city of Dar es Salaam and is expected to expand to many localities in the near future.
According to Zaidi Recyclers CEO and founder, Allen Kimambo, customers can request the NiBOOST service by sending SMS or WhatsApp messages or calling through the Zaidi App.
The company says that they not only collect waste batteries but also provide new batteries to serve customers.
Zaidi Recyclers said they are looking for partners to expand its waste battery collection program, thereby raising people’s awareness about the dangers of batteries when thrown indiscriminately into the environment. both collect and recycle this type of waste.
Specifically, with the waste batteries collected, Zaidi Recyclers has an agreement with professional recycling companies in Tanzania to recycle without harming the environment and people.
“When handled with the appropriate expertise, dead car batteries can be safely recycled to prevent these challenges and to encourage a circular economy approach to all material types,” said Allen Kimambo, CEO and Founder of Zaidi Recyclers.
“The plastic, lead and other parts of a car battery can be dismantled and used for other purposes or disposed of safely.”
Mr. Kimambo emphasized the consequences when soil and water are polluted due to improper handling of e-waste, causing respiratory diseases, accelerated oxidation, DNA damage and can cause various types of cancer.
On the Zaidi app, customers can choose to use a number of solutions for other waste streams, including electrical and electronic equipment, car batteries, waste paper and ink cartridges, and the app plans to provide a garbage fee payment service in the near future.
According to Mr. Kimambo, solid waste is steadily increasing in Dar es Salaam. He said Dar es Salaam City Council estimates the city could generate more than 12,000 tonnes of solid waste per day by 2025.
This comes at a time when the global demand for electronic devices is growing exponentially, which is directly proportional to the amount of waste generated from the use of these devices.
This requires special attention to the problem of solid waste pollution and requires accompanying treatment measures.
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