The [WE] Project

01 May 2016 - 31 December 2021

Launched in May 2016, this recycling initiative aims to provide the local community with a transparent, systematic and environmentally-friendly way to dispose off unwanted and broken electronic products. This process reduces the number of items that are buried in landfills or incinerated, with the additional benefit of preventing toxins that damage our health from being released into the air, water, and soil.

OVERVIEW

China generates roughly 6 million ton of e-waste per year, according to a UNU report.

E-waste contain a lot of toxic materials, yet roughly 70% of this waste either goes directly to landfill or is recycled through informal processes, which are damaging our environment and a risk for human health. The need to reduce e-waste is urgent and individuals and organizations can make an immediate impact.

Let's give our used electronics a safe home!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

As a consumer, consider carefully before you make your next electronics purchase. Every purchase decision you make has an impact on the environment. However, here are ways to dispose-off your existing electronic items:

  • As an individual, instead of throwing away your old or broken electronics, you can recycle them at one of our collection boxes (map link).
  • If you work in a large company or a school, we'd love to place a collection box branded with your company/school logo in your premise and organize quarterly pickups. We would also come in to do a project presentation and help you organize your first electronic waste collection. Further, if your organization has large quantities of computers or telecommunication equipment that are in re-usable condition we may also be able to refurbish them put them to re-use.
  • If you work in a hotel, a restaurant or a cafe, we would like to work with you to place a collection box in your premises and organize pickups. The collection box would also serve as a deposit point for the community, and your location would be added to a map with local collection points.
  • If you work in an electronic product manufacturing company that would like to safely dispose off large quantities of your product, please contact us to schedule a bulk pickup.