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How & where you can recycle your used electronics in S’pore https://t.co/OBoz2f7OAs

How & where you can recycle your used electronics in S’pore https://t.co/OBoz2f7OAs

Singaporeans use a lot of electronic goods. More often than not, they are relegated to the dustbin or drawer when we’re done with them. However, they can also be recycled for the benefit of the environment and humankind in general. Advertisement Dealing with too much e-waste E-waste refers to electronic or electric equipment that we throw away, like your old phone or a refrigerator that is spoilt beyond repair. Each year, Singapore generates up to 60 million kg of e-waste. That works out to about 11kg of e-waste per person every year. Heavy metals in e-waste E-waste do contain heavy metals and other substances harmful to the environment and people if not handled properly. Refrigerator coolants, for example, deplete the ozone layer. But if recycled properly, a large portion of e-waste can be re-used. For example, a motherboard can be extracted and refurbished. Plastic and m...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/02/recycle-electronic-goods-si...

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