The Solid Waste Management Division
E- Waste Management
E-wastes are classified as hazardous wastes under the
Basel Convention, to which Mauritius is a party, and under the Environment
Protection (Standards for Hazardous Wastes) Regulations 2001. The presence of
heavy metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and flame retardants
beyond threshold quantities in e-wastes make them particularly hazardous. Although our country may not be endowed with
any mineral deposits, it is considered that through e-wastes there will be
possibility to recover a range of rare and precious elements namely silver,
platinum or gold, which could be of use for industrial and manufacturing
has approved the establishment of an
E-Wastes Management System in Mauritius, involving the private sector.
Accordingly, discussions has started
with the MCCI for the setting up of the appropriate mechanisms and modalities
for the operationalization of the system.