First steps towards solving e-waste: Rafa Jafar

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This article originally appeared on Medium

Tech devices are everywhere. But what happens after we throw away old phones, computers and gadgets? Electronic waste (e-waste) contains certain parts that can harm the environment and animals. Instead of ending up in oceans and landfills, when collected properly, different parts of the gadgets can be recycled or refurbished.

After realizing how his own love for electronics was harming the planet, Rafa Jafar from Indonesia started EWasteRJ to collect e-waste and educate his community.

Rafa connected with Ashoka Young Changemaker Manat Kaur to share about his work, the importance of confidence, and every young person’s power to make a positive change.

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Start small. Making a change is only fun if you are passionate about the issue. Everything you love can be used to create positive action. Don’t forget to create your team: you can support each other for a more sustainable movement.