Recycling in Singapore

We are all aware that the world is full of waste. We should do our best to at least minimize our waste and contribute to cleanliness before it gets out of hand. In this line, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is doing its best to educate Singaporeans of how important it is to clean the environment and minimize waste with the use of recycling.

The agency launched many programs that can increase the awareness of the locals. In fact, they published Recycling Resources. Recycling Resources refer to one’s options when it comes to dealing with their garbage or trashes. Here’s an overview of the Recycling Resources the SEC is promoting:

Collection Centres. Recycling starts in the home, workplace, school and other institution. It is important that segregation is implemented. For biodegradable wastes, you should follow the collection days and make sure it is in the proper collection bin. The same should be done for recyclables (papers, plastics, glass and metals).

Recycling of Mixed Items. Instead of throwing away things that can still be used, why not give it to Family Thrift Stores? You can also look for Donation Bins so you can help other people.

Cash Converters. The good news is that there are many companies that allow customers to exchange items for cash. If you are interested, there are many stores or companies that offer this kind of service. You can go to Cash Converters Admiralty at 70 Woodlands Ave 7 Admiralty MRT Station, Cash Converters Ang Mo Kio at Blk 7 10A Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 and Cash Converters Toa Payoh at Blk 192 Toa Payoh Lor 4.

Recycling of Hand Phones. Instead of collection old hand phones, why not deliver it to the hand phone company? If you have old Nokia phones and accessories, you can deliver it at Nokia Centres. Motorola also accepts old Motorola products (hand phones, batteries, accessories, etc.).

Recycling of Computers. If you have old computers, ink cartridges and printers, you can also drop it off at their centres. For example HP are accepting old products and recycles it.

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