Recycling in Africa

Founded in 1992, Desco Electronic Recyclers are the partner organisation for end of life recycling in Africa. Once a year, redundant IT equipment is sent to Desco headquarters in Johannesburg where the machines are taken apart and all the different parts are recycled separately. Desco are committed to collecting, transporting, storing and processing electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner.

Desco use an electro-magnetic process they invented themselves where everything is grounded and separated together with state-of-the-art dust extractors used to recover precious and non ferrous metals.

Desco are IBMs official recycler in Southern Africa.

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