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East Africa Nations Are Fighting E-Waste With New Responsible Policies & Plans

4 Mins Read By: Hope Mafaranga As Uganda develops its e-waste policy, neighboring Rwanda establishes a broad-based plan involving incentives and high-tech facilities. As many countries in Africa embrace the latest technology—smartphones, computers, and other electronic gadgets—few have developed national strategies for managing the resulting e-waste. E-waste may include electrical and electronic assemblies, scrap, and batteries. Some contains […]

Singapore Secondhand Electronics Marketplace Reebelo Raises US$1.25M Seed

3 Mins Read Reebelo, a Singapore-based refurbished secondhand electronics marketplace startup, has announced a US$1.25 million seed funding round. The startup’s new capital will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into Asia-Pacific markets, as well as increase its offerings such as device rentals and bundles for companies.  The seed round was led by Berlin-based tech investor June […]

Need a New iPhone? Circular Marketplace Zoobbay Has Got You Covered

3 Mins Read Hong Kong startup Zoobbay is the first marketplace in the city to offer premium refurbished phones in a bid to reduce e-waste. Their circular model of increasing the lifespan of electronics operates by taking in preloved phones and fixing them up to like-new quality, which are then resold on their platform for a fraction of […]