NEA studying regulated way to manage e-waste [News]

October 6, 2015 by  
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By Janice Tai, The Straits Times, 6 Oct 2015

With residents here getting rid of their old laptops and cellphones without a second thought, Singapore is churning out 60 million kg of electronic waste (e-waste) every year – more than the combined weight of 220 Airbus A-380 aircraft. Only a fraction of that is recycled or disposed of properly.

So far, the most extensive community e-waste recycling programme here has managed to collect only 22,000kg of it from 214 recycling bins islandwide this year. That is less than the weight of two buses.

The project is managed by StarHub, DHL Express and home- grown recycling firm TES-AMM.

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Source: The Straits Times

NEA calls for tender to conduct study on electrical, electronic waste [News]

September 19, 2015 by  
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By TODAY, 19 Sep 2015

The National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday called for a tender to conduct a study on the collection, recycling and management of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), amid the increasing use of electronic devices.

The NEA will use the study findings to consider a system for collecting and recycling e-waste. The study should include a survey of the e-waste collection and recycling value chain, including the final treatment and disposal.

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Electronic Waste Management Made Easier With Implemention Of National Standard [Press Release]

February 11, 2015 by  
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Singapore, 12 November 2014 – Successful industry implementation of a national standard on the management of end-of-life infocomm technology (ICT) equipment, Singapore Standard SS587:2013, was jointly announced today by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Standards Council at the sidelines of the Electronics Recycling Asia Conference 2014.

2 NEA estimates that about 60,000 tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is generated annually in Singapore, of which about 50 per cent are common household IT products and home appliances while the rest are ICT equipment generated from the commercial and industrial sectors. The standard provides businesses and industries using ICT equipment with a framework to manage the equipment in sustainable and environmentally responsible ways when they reach the end of their life cycle. Read more

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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Pilot electronic waste recycling programme launched [News]

August 16, 2013 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 5 Jul 2013.

Residents in the South East district of Singapore will now have a convenient channel to recycle their electronic waste.

Electronic waste includes unwanted electrical and electronic devices like computers and ovens.

Residents can drop off these devices at 10 designated Resident Committee (RC) centres in Marine Parade and Mountbatten. Residents can also deposit other recyclable waste like paper, aluminium cans and plastic bottles at the RC centres.

The monthly collection drives will be held every first Sunday of the month, starting from July 14.

It is part of a six-month trial initiated by Panasonic Asia Pacific, in partnership with the South East Community Development Council, National Environment Agency, electrical and electronic retailer BEST Denki, e-waste recycler Cimelia and public waste collector SembWaste.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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