Singtel and SingPost launch nationwide e-waste recycling programme
Singapore, 5 June 2017 – Singtel and SingPost announced the launch of a nationwide recycling programme in conjunction with World Environment Day. ReCYCLE, Singapore’s largest electronic waste (e-waste) recycling programme by reach, encourages people to dispose of their redundant mobile or internet-related devices at ReCYCLE bins or by mailing them through any post box.
Mr 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 tonnes 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.”
Ms Selena Chong, SingPost’s Vice President for Corporate Sustainability, said, “This is a programme 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.”
Under the ReCYCLE programme, members of the public can dispose of their e-waste at selected Singtel shops, Singtel exclusive retailers and Post Offices with a ReCYCLE bin. Alternatively, anyone can collect special ReCYCLE envelopes from any of the eight Singtel shops, 58 Singtel exclusive retailers and 57 Post Offices located across the island, then “mail” their recyclables through any of the 743 post boxes in Singapore.
For more information on the ReCYCLE programme and list of locations with ReCYCLE bins, please visit www.recycle.sg. For a sample of the ReCYCLE bins and envelopes, please see the Annex.
About Singtel Singtel is Asia's leading communications and ICT solutions group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches about 640 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses span 21 countries, with more than 428 direct points of presence in 360 cities.
About SingPost For over 150 years, Singapore Post (SingPost) as the country's postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore
Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in eCommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world, with operations in 19 markets.
Building on its trusted communications through domestic and international postal services, SingPost is taking the lead in end-to-end integrated and digital mail solutions. The suite of SingPost eCommerce logistics solutions includes front end web anagement, warehousing and fulfilment, last mile delivery and international freight forwarding.
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