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The Role of Governments and Corporations In Reducing eWaste | You Made This (#YMT)

In recent years, tackling the mounting issue of eWaste, which encompasses discarded electronic devices, has gained prominence. It's pivotal for governments, including local municipalities in South Africa, and corporations to unite in addressing this escalating environmental challenge to safeguard our planet and bolster public health. *You Made This* urges you to be a part of this sustainability revolution with #YMT. Specifically, we call upon municipalities across South Africa to champion responsible eWaste disposal and heartily back this enterprise.

You Made This (YMT) is a non-profit organization founded in response to the growing problem of eWaste

Governments, especially local authorities in South Africa, have an indispensable role in countering eWaste. By instating policies and regulations advocating for the responsible handling of electronic waste and promoting greener technologies, a huge impact can be made. For inspiration, take a leaf out of the United Kingdom's book, which revamped its waste system by holding companies and manufacturers accountable for recycling and properly disposing of their packaging waste. *You Made This* invites you to catalyze change and endorse analogous initiatives with #YMT in your local communities.


Moreover, governments can catalyze change by offering incentives for corporations to embrace green practices and pour resources into R&D for technologies that curtail eWaste. In particular, local municipalities in South Africa have the capability to enlighten the populace regarding the imperative nature of eWaste disposal. With education and awareness, people can be galvanized into making eco-friendly choices. Take strides towards a greener tomorrow by endorsing government-led educational drives with #YMT, and *You Made This* will be with you every step of the way.


Corporations also carry a weighty responsibility in the eWaste reduction. *You Made This* believes that by creating products that are eco-friendly and durable, corporations can be a part of the solution. Through R&D investments, they can hatch innovative technologies that cut down eWaste generation. Applaud and motivate these companies to persist in their sustainable pursuits by endorsing their green initiatives with #YMT.


Additionally, corporations can set into motion recycling schemes that empower customers to return used products for appropriate disposal. This not only slashes the eWaste reaching landfills but also stimulates a circular economy. *You Made This* encourages you to throw your weight behind businesses that hold recycling in high esteem and galvanize others to do the same with #YMT.


In summary, curtailing eWaste demands the synergistic efforts of both governments and corporations. Governments, including local municipalities in South Africa, should sculpt policies and regulations that nurture environmentally friendly approaches. Corporations should channel investments into green technology and set up recycling programs. Together, with *You Made This*, we can sculpt a greener and more sustainable future for our earth. Let’s band together, spread the message, and passionately participate in this movement with #YMT.


You Made This is an art based initiative centered on raising public awareness & engagement around the issues of electronic waste (eWaste). YMT promotes proper disposal of eWaste, the fastest-growing waste source. Through art collaborations, YMT encourages a circular economy of refurbished electronics. YMT's mission is to shift consumer habits, prevent landfill eWaste, and advocate for a greener future. #YMT #YouMadeThis #eWaste #E-Waste #ewasteART #Art #E-WasteArt

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