A recent study says that China’s struggle to deal with its growing waste problem could end up sidelining a key part of its waste management landscape—millions of informal waste collectors and recyclers.
Singtel and SingPost have partnered with e-waste recycling firm Cimelia to launch ReCYCLE, an initiative that allows users to drop off their unwanted electronics at shops and post offices, or mail it in for free.
and Sharon Manssen –
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.
Robin Hicks –
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.