Kenyan agency recycles old PCs to build affordable TFT TV sets
No one particular will be unaware of the serious ecological threat from the accumulating e-waste. Any move to reprocess e-waste and build new issues out of them is extremely appreciable. It is right here that an African agency known as the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has grabbed attention. The WEEE makes use of dumped computer systems to build Tv sets and sell them for affordable rates amongst the African consumers, who are meagerly accessed to the engineering.
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Kenya’s Tom Musili, who is the man behind the WEEE Pc to Television project, enjoys converting the old and abandoned e-waste to valuable devices. Effectively, the process brings not only affordable TVs, but also gets rid of lots of discarded e-waste from the landfills. The WEEE modifies thin film transistor (TFT) monitors as Tv sets. According to Musili, it needs skill to convert old PCs to usable TVs.
The agency strips the old computers to component parts and pick up every little thing reclaimable from their innards and body. Engineers of WEEE then perform on the parts to form revolutionary items. The reprocessed Television sets come with decent screen resolution and very good good quality construct. What is much more interesting is that such TVs can be sold for low costs. A TFT Tv produced by WEEE fees only KSh4000, circa $ 50. That is, much more Africans can get greater quality Tv sets.
On the other hand, WEEE’s project assists top rated businesses send their abandoned computers for re-processing. The U.K’s Barclays Bank not too long ago donated 200 PCs to WEEE by means of Digital Links. Hamadoun Touré, secretary common of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) thinks that it is a nice project because as lengthy as removing e-waste, it ensures quality Tv sets for African customers.