The Singtel x SingPost E-waste Recycling Programme, launched on World Environment Day, 5 June 2017, is a collaboration between the two leading ICT and postal companies as part of their environmental sustainability efforts.
Called ReCYCLE, the programme provides the means for people to do their part for the environment by recycling their mobile and internet related electronic waste such as mobile phones and chargers, laptops and tablets, modems and routers, and other related accessories like lithium batteries and cables.
These unwanted devices can be dropped off into the ReCYCLE bins at selected Singtel Shop and Singtel Exclusive Retailer outlets and Post Offices.
You can also ask for a ReCYCLE envelope from any Singtel Shop and Singtel Exclusive Retailer outlets, and Post Offices, and mail your mobile device and accessories at no charge as postage is waived.
This programme reduces waste as it ensures that the valuable metals and components the devices contain get recovered and a new lease of life. Otherwise, e-waste that is thrown away, including all the precious metals that it contains, will be incinerated and landfilled at Semakau Landfill.
IS THE DATA IN
SAFE WHEN SENT
Rest assured that all storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard drives are safe for recycling. Cimelia, our e-waste recycling partner is a reputable and NEA-licensed company and as part of their corporate governance, undertakes proper recycling of all storage devices collected. They are only interested in extracting the precious metals from the devices, NOT the data that resides in them. All storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard disks will be consolidated until a substantial volume is collected. They will then go through a crushing process for secure destruction.
SHOULD I RECYCLE
Did you know that almost 100% of the materials in your mobile phone can be recovered and recycled to generate energy or make new products, such as plastic products, electronics or even jewellery?
Every mobile phone contains significant amounts of copper, aluminium, gold, plastic and other non-metals that can be recycled and reused.
HOW CAN I RECYCLE
Gather your old mobile phones, accessories, chargers, cables, routers, tablets and laptops.
Back up the contents of the devices you intend to recycle, and format your devices. Remember to remove your old SIM cards and memory cards unless you wish to recycle them.
Drop off your devices in NEA’s recycling bins located islandwide from 1 July 2021 onwards.
HOW THE RECYCLING PROCESS WORKS
All storage media devices like SIM cards, memory cards, USB flash drives and hard disks will be consolidated until a substantial volume is collected. They will then go through a crushing process for secure destruction.