To encourage recycling at home, NEA launched an initiative by giving every household a free Bloobox. This aims to help households to recycle right and reduce the contamination rate in blue recycling bins, Bloobins.
One category of waste targeted is electronic waste, commonly known as e-waste, which is a global issue that is causing significant harm to the environment. E-waste contains hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury, that can contaminate the air, water, and soil if not disposed of properly. Singapore, being a highly developed city-state with a high level of electronic usage, is not exempt from this problem.
This blog will explore how to use Bloobox to make e-waste recycling easier for you and your household in Singapore.
Step 1: Identify the Electronics You Want to Dispose of
The first step is to identify the electronics that you want to dispose of. This could include old phones, laptops, printers, or any other electronic items that are no longer in use. It is important to note that all electronics should not be disposed of in the regular trash and Bloobin too.
Step 2: Plan Where to Disposal Your Electronics
Once you have identified the electronics you want to dispose of, you can look for the nearest e-waste bin at your location over here.
If you have an old laptop, you can consider donating to a good cause by contacting us over here! We work together with SGbono and Engineering Good.
Lastly, if your electronics are too bulky is unable to fit into the e-waste bin, you can schedule a doorstep pick-up service.
Step 3: Prepare Your Electronics for Disposal and Recycling
You should prepare your electronics for disposal and recycling. This may include removing any personal data or sensitive information from your devices. It’s good practice to sanitize the data such as factory reset. However, a factory reset might not completely wipe your data off. Engaging a professional such as us is recommended to destroy and wipe your data securely. We offer data degaussing, erasure and physical destruction as a service.
Once you have dropped off your e-waste at the e-waste bin or collected by us, it will be disposed of in a responsible and sustainable way. We will ensure that the electronics are recycled or disposed of properly, minimizing the environmental impact of your e-waste.
We hope this article will give more awareness and understanding about using Bloobox for e-waste. Once again, we want to remind everyone not to throw any e-waste into the Bloobin to prevent contamination.