SingPost and telecoms company Singtel have launched their nationwide recycling program ReCYCLE in conjunction with World Environment Day on June 5.
ReCYCLE is Singapore’s largest electronic waste (e-waste) recycling program by reach, and encourages people to dispose of their redundant mobile or internet-related devices at ReCYCLE bins in selected Singtel shops and retailers, in post offices, or by mailing them through any post box.
Selena Chong, SingPost’s vice president for corporate sustainability, said, “This is a program that addresses an environmental issue which affects our community. Working with Singtel creates greater impact across Singapore for ReCYCLE.
“We hope to provide our postal network capability to help people recycle more e-waste. Every recycled item means one less piece of waste that ends up in the landfill.”
Andrew Buay, Singtel’s vice president for group sustainability, said, “E-waste is one of the fastest growing categories of waste as consumers dispose of electronic equipment even faster these days. According to the National Environment Agency, Singapore generates more than 60,000 tons of e-waste every year.
“Most e-waste is still finding its way into landfills which pollutes the environment. With our partnership with SingPost, we’ve gone a step further to bring greater convenience to everyone by doubling our reach and touchpoints. We hope this will encourage more people to recycle and think twice before disposing their electronic devices down the rubbish chutes.”
June 5, 2017