SINGAPORE – A new recycling programme organised by Singapore Post and telco Singtel aims to make it easier for consumers to recycle their unwanted electronics by mailing them for free using a special envelope, or by placing them in bins at several post offices and telco outlets.
The Singtel x SingPost E-waste Recycling Programme, launched on World Environment Day, 5 June 2017, is a collaboration between the two leading ICT and postal companies as part of their environmental sustainability efforts.
Called ReCYCLE, the programme provides the means for people to do their part for the environment by recycling their mobile and internet related electronic waste such as mobile phones and chargers, laptops and tablets, modems and routers, and other related accessories like lithium batteries and cables.
These unwanted devices can be dropped off into the ReCYCLE bins at selected Singtel Shop and Singtel Exclusive Retailer outlets and Post Offices.
You can also ask for a ReCYCLE envelope from any Singtel Shop and Singtel Exclusive Retailer outlets, and Post Offices, and mail your mobile device and accessories at no charge as postage is waived.
This programme reduces waste as it ensures that the valuable metals and components the devices contain get recovered and a new lease of life. Otherwise, e-waste that is thrown away, including all the precious metals that it contains, will be incinerated and become landfill in Pulau Semakau.
IS THE DATA IN MY E-WASTE SAFE WHEN SENT
Rest assured that all storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard drives are safe for recycling. Cimelia, our e-waste recycling partner is a reputable and NEA-licensed company and as part of their corporate governance, undertakes proper recycling of all storage devices collected. They are only interested in extracting the precious metals from the devices, NOT the data that resides in them. All storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard disks will be consolidated until a substantial volume is collected. They will then go through a crushing process for secure destruction.
WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE
Did you know that almost 100% of the materials in your mobile phone can be recovered and recycled to generate energy or make new products, such as plastic products, electronics or even jewellery?
Every mobile phone contains significant amounts of copper, aluminium, gold, plastic and other non-metals that can be recycled and reused.
LOCATIONS WITH RECYCLING BINS
31 Exeter Road, Singapore 239732
63 Jurong Point West Central 3, #B1-98/99,Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648331
4 Tampines Central 5 #02-13/14/15,
SINGTEL EXCLUSIVE RETAILER
311 New Upper Changi Road Bedok Mall #B1-02/02A Singapore 467360
1 Sengkang Square Compass 1 #B1-08
2 Orchard Turn #B4-22 Orchard Ion
1 Bukit Batok Central Link #01-31
Bukit Batok Central
1 Bukit Batok Central Link #05-09 West Mall, Singapore 658713
Block 15 Beach Road #01-4685,
10 Palm Avenue, Singapore 456532
54 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555950
Block 28 Tiong Bahru Road #01-141/147,
900 South Woodlands Drive #03-05/06 Woodlands Civic Centre, Singapore 730900
All storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard disks will be consolidated until a substantial volume is collected. They will then go through a crushing process for secure destruction.
More information visit http://recycle.sg/