OUR COLLECTION PROJECTS
We set up networks in emerging markets to collect scrap phones. Our partners create solutions for local challenges.
Their hands-on mentality and local knowledge leads to:
Almost 1 million phones collected – Reduction of e-waste – Reduction of environmental pollution and health hazards – Waste turned into a new source of income – Awareness about the benefits and necessity of responsible recycling.
Njaha Herve Bardo
"I’ve lived all my life in Africa surrounded by all types of wastes. I learnt as a child the importance of protecting our environment and lived that back in school and in my neighbourhood through various initiatives to share this vision. When I found Closing The Loop, I understood that I could make a greater impact at a larger scale in Africa." READ MORE
Tachu Achu Memba Japhel
"Pollution is a reality in our environment. It is mainly due to lack of environmental concern, be it from our public institutions or from the populations. I joined Closing The Loop on this project because it is an opportunity for me to impulse a change, especially in the mentality." READ MORE
"I am one who truly believes in helping to save and sustain the environment we live in any way I can. Therefore this idea of helping complete the life cycle of mobile phones by collection and recycling appealed to me." READ MORE
"We did begin to work with Closing the Loop because their actions meet all that we are doing on the field in terms of environmental protection and sustainability." READ MORE
"The love and passion I saw in Joost de Kluijver video made me interested in working with Closing the Loop. It inspired me a lot more. I will say we share like mind vision for the environment, which is a great thing." READ MORE
Jean Claude Ntakirutimana
"I’m passionate about sustainable development and worked in area of waste management since 2012 when I started Kigali Sanitation Ltd. We are now working closely with Closing The Loop since 2015 In the E-WASTE department." READ MORE
"I have been in the cell phone industry for 10yrs, worked in different African countries, been a broken lcd purchaser before, so for me, this was an opportunity to utilize my experience, enjoy what im doing, while learning ways to making an extra income at CTL." READ MORE
"As an outdoor person, I always want to enjoy a clean fresh air and keeping our environment clean is our obligation so I see good work done by good company Closing the Loop, I wanna be part of it." READ MORE
"Recently the ‘Young African Leaders Initiative Network’ certified me as a green Champion for Facilitating ‘Understanding Climate Change.’ When I learnt about Closing the Loop I was very happy that I could do more to protect the environment and at the same time provide a little income to the Zambian people out of waste (scrap phone)." READ MORE
Chrispin Kapelwa Mungwinji
"I am working with Closing the Loop because I love to preserve the environment and to empower the youth so that they can realize their potential and change the world positively."