Recycle e-waste via mail or bins at post offices, Singtel outlets! Please Support!
Consumers can now recycle their unwanted electronics by mailing them for free, or by placing them in bins at several post offices and Singtel outlets. Launched yesterday in conjunction with World Environment Day, the nationwide programme, named ReCYCLE, is organised by Singapore Post (SingPost) and Singtel. Those who want to dispose of their electronic devices - such as smartphones, tablets, routers, cables and chargers - can throw them into recycling bins at certain Singtel shops or exclusive retailer outlets, as well as post offices. The full list of outlets can be found at the ReCYCLE website. Consumers can also pick up a special ReCYCLE envelope at any Singtel shop or exclusive retailer outlet and post office, and mail their items at no charge. The programme aims to reduce the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) by recycling them. Other telcos and organisations have their own recycling schemes. Telco StarHub has, over the past three years, worked with delivery firm DHL and recycler TES-AMM under the REcycling Nation's Electronic Waste (Renew) programme. Members of the public can drop off their items in more than 300 bins in public areas such as schools, malls and offices. The National Environment Agency estimates that Singapore produces 60,000 tonnes of electronic waste each year - which is as heavy as 220 Airbus A-380 planes. Information reproduced from the Straits Times' article and photo of envelopes remain their rights. First photo is New Paper's article. More information from the Straits Times dated 6 June 2017: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/recycle-e-waste-via-mail-or-bins-at-post-offices-singtel-outlets