What Is E-Waste?
E-waste is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Mobile Phones and their accessories, Telephones, pay phones, cordless phones, Air Conditioners, Televisions, Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Computers, VCDs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled.
E-waste has been one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. While e-waste contains valuable materials such as aluminium, copper, gold, palladium and silver, it also contains harmful substances like cadmium, lead and mercury. In the absence of proper awareness, disposing e-waste in landfill can result in toxic emissions to the air, water and soil and pose a serious health and environmental hazards.
What can we do about e-Waste?
We can recycle them! Proper mobile e-Waste recycling is important because it.
Reuses natural resources
Making new products out of recycled materials reduces the need to consume precious resources and helps achieve sustainable development.
By reusing what we already have, we reduce mining for more rare earth minerals used in mobile devices that can have serious environmental consequences if not properly managed.
By recycling our electronic waste, we stop contaminants from accumulating in landfills and eventually leaking into the environment, thus preventing further pollution.
With proper recycling techniques, precious metals in the form of electronic waste can be recovered and sold for profit in a process known as ‘urban mining’, creating additional jobs for the community
The recycling process
How does Old Phone, New Life work?
Collect your old mobile devices & accessories
Drop them into
boxes at selected
The recyclers will
collect your devices &
transport them to
Proper disposal &
urban mining will be
conducted at the
How to participate
It’s really simple! Just bring along your non-working mobile devices into selected Maxis centres and dispose of it safely in the e-Waste recycle bin!