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November 10, 2011

The Managing Director of Sun and Sand Industries said countries seeking to create wealth should embrace recycling

A Nigerian company, the Sun and Sand Industries Ltd., says 95 percent of raw materials are sourced from metallic wastes that are recycled for export to manufacture cars and ship parts.

The Managing Director of Sun and Sand Industries, Shweta Satija, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja.

Satija said that since 2005, the company had been recycling metallic waste from Nigeria, for export to high technology countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, UAE and India, for the manufacture of cars and ship engines, radiators and other parts.

May 24, 2011

Ghana, Nigeria big destinations for waste computers, TVs; Toxic metals like lead, mercury hurting African children.

British companies are illegally dumping thousands of tonnes of harmful electronic waste such as old computers in West Africa, instead of recycling them, an investigation by an environmental group said on Monday.

Taking advantage of a lack of oversight of recycling procedures, a number of waste management companies are taking unwanted televisions, phones and computers and selling them on to West Africa as goods, especially to Ghana and Nigeria.

January 29, 2011

The federal government is to begin work on the second phase of the scrap metal recycling plant in Kaduna State.

Darlington Amobi, the Chief Engineer, Federal Ministry of Environment, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Friday in Abuja, that work on the project would commence as soon as the 2011 budget was released.

As part of efforts to kick-start the project, Amobi said abandoned vehicles and metals of different varieties were being collected across the country for transfer to the site of the plant for recycling.