E-waste contains billions of dollars’ worth of precious metals and other valuable components, but just 20 per cent of it was officially tracked and properly recycled in 2016, according to a new report.
Only four in 10 Singaporeans know how to recycle e-waste. While news of regulation for gadget makers is welcome, a university professor has called for a more sincere effort from producers to promote electronics recycling.
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The reckless way we consume and dispose is ruining the environment and will soon push the earth past the point of recovery. It's time to panic and then harness our panic for good, say Aurecon's environmental leads.
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The BBC nature documentary portrays Singapore as a green urban utopia where man has invited nature back into the city. The development of Singapore's last forests suggests the opposite is happening, note conservationists.
The relentless race to launch new devices and software while neglecting support for older ones is wasteful — and takes a toll on the consumer's wallet and the health of the environment, says Nanyang Technological University's Sharad Sinha.
Buying second-hand electronics is often seen as a bad bet, due to quality concerns. Teleplan International vice president, global marketing and client solutions, Sven Boddington shares ideas for a thriving second-hand electronics economy.