Sunway Education Group held an “eWaste Collection Day” with an objective to dispose of unwanted electronic devices and
electrical home appliances the proper way.
According to United Nations University (UNU) report 2014, the global quantity of e-waste generation in 2014 was around 41.8 million tonnes. In 2014, approximately four billion people were covered by national e-waste legislation.
Sunway Education Group’s IT Services director Tony Lee said, “Since its inception Sunway Education Group has collected more than 4,000kg of eWaste.
“Our passion for the environment ensures we remain keen to support innovative ideas that create a better planet,” he said.
In line with going green, Sunway Education Group has placed eWaste bins around the campus to encourage students and staff to recycle on a daily basis.
Sunway’s latest environmental initiative is a follow-up to its hugely successful ‘Scrap-the-Styro’ and ‘Pay for Your Plastic Bag’ campaigns.
Originated from GreenThink! Initiative in March 2012, the group organised an “eWaste Collection Day” annually with an objective to dispose of unwanted electronic devices and electrical home appliances in a way certified by Department Of Environment centres besides having a permanent GreenThink! eWaste bin on campus.
By addressing the 3R’s “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle”, the campaign encourages Sunway students and staff to dispose of their unwanted items in an environment friendly manner.