Photo - eWaste initiative by Sunway Education Group.
Malaysia's Sunway Education Group has held its latest green initiative is year with 'eWaste Collection Day' to help increase awareness of the proper way - certified by DOE centres - to dispose unwanted electronic devices and electrical home appliances.
Speaking in Kuala Lumpur, the Group's director of IT Services, Tony Lee, said: 'Since its inception Sunway Education Group has collected more than 4,000 kg of eWaste. Our passion for the environment ensures we remain keen to support innovative ideas that create a better planet'.
Sunway Education Group has also placed eWaste bins around the campus to encourage students and staff to recycle on a daily basis, said Lee.
He cited a 2014 United Nations University (UNU) report that put the global quantity of e-waste generation in 2014 at about 41.8 million tonnes. In 2014, about 4 billion people were covered by national e-waste legislation.
Lee pointed out that the Sunway Education Group has long been pioneer for green issue such as the recent successful campaigns of 'Scrap-the-Styro' and 'Pay for Your Plastic Bag'.
In March 2012, the Group first launched its annual eWaste Collection Day with the theme of 3R's 'Reuse, Reduce, Recycle' to encourage Sunway students and staff to dispose of their unwanted items in an environmentally friendly manner.
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