Upward trend in recycling e-waste [News]

January 27, 2015 by  
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By Alice Chia, Channel NewsAsia, 22 Jan 2015

More people are recycling their electronic waste, with companies involved in such programmes observing an increase in the amount of recyclables collected.

According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), about 60,000 tonnes of such electronic waste are generated every year – equivalent to the weight of 160 Boeing 747 jets. Items include unwanted television sets, printers and computers.

Half of it comes from households and the rest from industry, such as information and communications technology equipment from industrial sectors.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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