Those who do not know what to do with their old, unused gadgets such as laptops and desktop computers can now drop them off at electronic waste bins located in areas such as Bukit Batok and Alexandra where they will be recycled – and even get their data wiped off the devices for peace of mind. The recycling points are part of a pilot project jointly organised by the South West Community Development Council (CDC), IT giant HP and National Environment Agency’s (NEA) South West Regional Office. (more)
“Singaporeans discard as much as 60 million kg of e-waste every year.”
- Three in five in S’pore unsure of, do not know how to recycle e-waste – About one-quarter of e-waste are dumped into the trash, treated the same as general waste like food scraps.