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Singapore Recycling E-Waste
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Singapore Recycling E-Waste

As part of a pilot project, Singapore has stationed electronic waste bins wherein people can drop their old, unused gadgets to be recycled and even get their data wiped off the devices for peace of mind. Launched on Sunday jointly by IT giant HP, Singapore's South West Community Development Council and National Environment Agency’s South West Regional Office, the e-waste recycling points in areas such as Bukit Batok and Alexandra will be open till the end of 2018. The initiative aims to collect 10,000 desktop computers, laptops and monitors. This is equivalent to about 50,000 kg of e-waste, Gov.sg reported. According to NEA’s statistics, Singaporeans discard as much as 60 million kg of e-waste every year. To encourage the recycling of e-waste, the authorities are working with HP so that residents can bring in bigger electronic items like fridges and televisions.  Beside the South West CDC’s initiative, there are at least eight other e-waste recycling projects taking place. These include Panasonic’s Heartland and Singtel x SingPost e-waste recycling programs.

 

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