Challenges - safety

Safety: Waste electrical and electronic equipment

Discarded equipment, such as phones, laptops, fridges and TVs contain substances that can pose serious environmental and health risks. Most e-waste is not properly managed, wasting valuable and scarce resources that could be of value to local economies. What is the...

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Safety: Workshop ventilator / extractor fan

Waste management processes sometime release gases or smoke which can be harmful to people working with them. Exposure can be reduced by working in a well-ventilated area and using well-fitting good quality face masks. Passive ventilation is better than none, but we...

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Safety: Safe artisanal smelting of aluminium

A common process all over the world, tens of thousands of people make a living by smelting aluminium to make new products. The process itself is polluting and produces dangerous fumes. We are looking for ways that can improve the health and safety of workers during...

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