E-Waste recycling in Singapore
With the rapid advancements in technology innovations and planned obsolescence, many products are designed with shorter lifespans. Consumers are purchasing and disposing off larger volumes of electronics and gadgets (Mobile phones, televisions, appliances, laptops and tablets), leading to electronic products and wastes being generated at an alarming rate.
When disposed inappropriately, electronic waste is a huge pollution to the environment as it contains a lot of potentially harmful and toxic components.
Types of electronic waste collected
Air con (Blower and Compressor)
CD Rom Drive
Hard Disk Drive, RAM
Data Cable Wire
E-waste recycling process
E-waste recycling is a very complex process.
In general, E-wastes are sorted and segregated into the different types. After segreatating, they are manually dismantled, and further separated into materials and components. The E-wastes components are then crushed, shredded, and sorted into the various recyclables (plastics, glass, circuit boards, ferrous and non-ferrous metals).