The cost of dry containers with hazardous waste disposal in El Salloum port, Port Sudan, amounts to US$46,000 per container, according to experts of a Sudanese project that raises awareness for the recycling of electronic waste.
The experts handed a report to the corporation of Sudanese seaports on Monday. They state that the number of containers, that carry the wasteandnbsp;of electronic equipment, to be disposed of amounts to 127 containers. This isandnbsp;equal to $5,842,000, the researchers found.
According to the experts, all 127 containers contain hazardous wasteandnbsp;of various substances and materials.
Africa and Asia are key destinations for large-scale shipments of hazardous wastes for dumping, and sometimes for recycling, according to theandnbsp;United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report on waste crime in May 2015. Discarded electronics are recycled in conditions that are hazardous to health.andnbsp;According to UNEP, up to 90 percent of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year.