It has been announced that an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme will be rolling out in July 2021. This means that there will be a proper channel for consumers to dispose of their e-waste responsibly. (List of e-waste included)
Features you can expect from the EPR Scheme:
Retailer Take Back Service
Consumers can expect a free take-back service when they purchase a new electronic item from a retailer
Public E-Waste Bins
- There will be hundreds of e-waste bins scattered in residential areas across Singapore where you can deposit your e-waste
- There will be a regular clearing of e-waste bins for proper recycling
Ad-Hoc Doorstep Collection Service
This will be a paid service where you can call for an ad-hoc e-waste disposal service at your home
More Awareness Drives
- More advertisements on e-waste to be expected on various media channels
- Educational workshops for the public
The EPR scheme is squarely focused on residential or mass consumer electronic waste and not so much for offices. So if your organization requires e-waste disposal services, KGS is poised to serve your needs especially if storage media are involved. KGS offers various data sanitization services before they recycle your electronic waste responsibly.
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