E-waste Recycling in Singapore
Posted on August 29, 2012 by derek
From Press Release (via Ecobusiness): As a provider of electronic services and products, StarHub believes in the responsible disposal of electronic products, for ourselves and for our consumers. On 31 March 2012, StarHub celebrated Earth Hour by launching Singapore’s first electronic waste (e-waste) recycling programme for consumers. We started with five bins, mainly at our Customer Service Centres, and have collected 1.486 tonnes of e-waste in less than five months. But, we wanted to do more.
In partnership with TES-AMM, StarHub has arranged for 34 more e-waste bins at Community Centres, condominiums and schools around Singapore, making it even easier for consumers to recycle their e-waste. The bins, being delivered in stages during August 2012, are provided at StarHub’s expense while collection costs are borne by TES-AMM.
“Although e-waste is one of the most toxic waste products of all, limited avenues exist for consumers to responsibly discard their old electronic products,” said Adam Tan, CSR Manager, StarHub. “We wanted to drive consumer recycling of e-waste by making it more convenient for them to find somewhere to recycle their e-waste.
“StarHub is a responsible corporate citizen,” he added, sharing that TES-AMM and StarHub do not get any profits from this effort. “We are just trying to help the community take better care of our shared environment.”
Here’s a list of where you can bring your old electronics for recycling:
Starhub Service Centres:
Level 3 South Wing, StarHub Green, 67 Ubi Avenue 1
Level 4, *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link
#05-08, OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place
#02-26, Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central
B2-17/18, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road
Changi Simei CC
Kampong Kembangan CC
West Bay Condominium
West Cove Condominium
Nan Hua High School
New Town Secondary School
Zhenghua Primary School
What can you recycle?
- Answering Machines
- Cables & Wires
- Car Stereos
- Computer Mouse
- Docking Stations
- DVD Players
- Hard Drives
- Li-ion Batteries
- Mobile Phones
- MP3 Players
- Printed Circuit Boards
- Remote Controls