Tag: E-waste

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

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

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

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)…

Upward trend in recycling e-waste [News]

Upward trend in recycling e-waste [News] 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…

Pilot electronic waste recycling programme launched [News]

Pilot electronic waste recycling programme launched [News] 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…

Over 300 corporate organisations participating in Earth Hour [News]

Over 300 corporate organisations participating in Earth Hour [News] By Qiuyi Tan, Channel NewsAsia, 29 Mar 2012. More than 300 corporate organisations will be taking part in Earth Hour this Saturday. Some companies are going beyond the hour in their sustainability drive this year, and they are doing more than turning off the lights. Shopping malls, cinemas, hotels and even…

Zapping the Toxic Out of Growing Electronic Waste [News]

Zapping the Toxic Out of Growing Electronic Waste [News] By The Straits Times For nearly a year, a disused 30-inch cathode-ray-tube (CRT) TV sat in the living room of Mrs Adeline Koh’s four-room flat. No karung guni or rag-and-bone man wanted the old set because it was too bulky and heavy to cart away. Two weeks ago, the 38-year-old finally…

How Nokia and TES-AMM Recycles Old Mobile Phones

How Nokia and TES-AMM Recycles Old Mobile Phones Green Business Singapore went for a site visit recently to check out how Nokia and its e-waste vendor, TES-AMM (Singapore) Pte Ltd, collects and recycles old mobile phones. Nokia has the largest voluntary mobile phone recycling scheme worldwide, with takeback and collection facilities in over 5,000 Nokia Care Centres across 85 countries.…

Electrical and Electronic Waste Recycling

Electrical and Electronic Waste Recycling Electrical and electronic items such as televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, handphones, computers, printers, and batteries are increasingly being disposed as waste after use. These waste are also known as e-waste and they are posing an environmental problem as most of these waste products contain toxic chemicals and can affect the environment and our health if they are…