WorldLoop teaches African entrepreneurs how to appropriately treat all fractions in e-waste through intensive training in addition to receiving insights regarding good business practices. This year for example they followed a one week practitioner training in Belgium organized by WorldLoop and UNIDO with hands-on, practical training including a half-day session at Umicore.
Since 2011 WorldLoop has set up co-operations with entrepreneurs in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Senegal, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chile. The centres already collected and dismantled more than 954 tonnes of e-waste. From this waste some 25 tonnes of circuit boards have been sent to Umicore’s recycling facility near Antwerp with another 20 tonnes on the way.