Mobisol Establishes E-Waste Recycling Partnership in Tanzania

Tackling the ever-growing problem of e-waste for the off-grid industry, Mobisol is taking measures towards a more sustainable business model: Working with Phenix Recycling Ltd., we have found a reliable partner to, in the future, safely dispose of expired electronic parts in over 75,000 Mobisol solar systems distributed in Tanzania to date.

Mobisol’s new recycling partner, Phenix Recycling Ltd., is based in our currently largest market, Tanzania, in the city of Arusha – nearby our Tanzanian headquarter. The company was founded in 2016 by Athina Kyriakopoulou, who is convinced of the necessity of a proper solution for e-waste recycling to the off-grid industry in the near future. Athina explains: “Responsible e-waste management is not only an environmental issue but also a business challenge to ensure the security of the industry and its continued growth. Companies like Mobisol are leading the pack by incorporating sustainable waste management as a core part of their strategy. We are excited to be able to enable companies like Mobisol to easily and reliably benefit from our network of responsible recyclers.”

On January 18th, Mobisol Tanzania and Phenix Recycling officially initiated their partnership with a strategic meeting for the first exchange of e-waste. Both companies will be present at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo in Hong Kong this month, sharing their insights and aiming to engage further industry players to join their movement. It is estimated that, due to rapid sector growth, the volumes of off-grid solar products put on the market are expected to pass 10,000 tons by 2020.

Learn more about Phenix Recycling.

If you’re at the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo next week, please do join the session about E-waste and Environmental Responsibility with our corporate sustainability manager Paula Berning to learn more.