What is Household E-Waste?
Electrical and electronic appliances which are not in use by the original user and don’t bring any value to the user. For example a personal computer, TV, radio, refrigerator, washing machine, air-conditioner, printer, mobile phone, DVD/ VCD player, mobile phone battery and etc.
Why Do We Need to Recycle It? It gives an adverse impact on human health and the environment. For instance,
Electroplating process involved in computer circuits manufacturing uses several types of heavy metal;
Computer chip production involves the usage of chemicals such as organic & inorganic acids and solvents.
All these substances are affecting human health as well as damaging the environment. Therefore, it requires a proper disposal method and management.
Scheduled Waste (SW110)
In Malaysia, e-waste is listed as one of the scheduled wastes with the code SW110 under Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005, Environmental Quality Act 1974 because it exhibits the characteristics such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity and toxicity.
Give Used Glass Containers a New Life
Only food and beverage (F&B) glass containers are acceptable by recyclers.
You may look for these specific collection point/ recycling centre as follows. More details are available HERE
· South Zest Sdn. Bhd
· Tzu Chi Sungai Nibong Environmental Protection Education Centre
· Tzu Chi Sungai Rambai Environmental Protection and Education Centre (Bukit Mertajam)
· Tzu Chi Tambun Indah (Simpang Ampat)
· Pusat Pengumpulan Kitar Semula Taman Kota Permai
· iCYCLE Penang SDN BHD Terms & Conditions:-
Only F&B glass containers are acceptable, e.g: food jar, drinking bottle, vitamin bottle and etc.
Strictly not accept glass containers contaminated with chemicals, pesticides and/ or poisons.
Used glass containers must be in CLEAN and DRY condition.
Broken glass container is acceptable BUT IT MUST BE SEPARATED into colors (clear/ amber brown/ green) accordingly.
Packaging of glass containers: paper bag/ box (small quantity) and gunny sack (bulk quantity).
Styrofoam/ Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Expanded Polypropylene (EPP), Expanded Polyethylene (EPE) Recycling
Raw material supplies available:
Packaging materials for the factory's incoming Work In Progress (WIP) parts & packaging materials for factory's outgoing products.
Packaging materials for household electronic appliances.
Fish Boxes from supermarkets, hypermarkets and frozen food factories.
Container insulation sheet to insulate containers from heat during transportation.
Containerization material to secure bulk & heavy materials inside container during transportation.
Rejection criteria of raw materials:
Materials that are contaminated with paints & colouring materials.
Materials that are contaminated with glues & adhesives.
Materials that are exposed to wood dusts, oil & grease.
Recycle EPS, EPP & EPE resins can be used to make new products such as:
Plastic forks & spoons
Benefits of recycling EPS:
Divert end of life waste from landfill as they are lack of initiatives are being taken to recycle EPS due to economic factor.
Improvement of company corporate profile via recycling initiative.
Cost saving for plastic industry through usage of both virgin resins & recycle resins for products.
· Porlywing Asia (M) Sdn Bhd, Bkt Mertajam
· Tzu Chi Taman Lumba Kuda
· Tzu Chi Sungai Rambai (Bukit Mertajam)
· iCYCLE Penang SDN BHD
Turn Used Cooking into Biodiesel
You can make a difference by converting your 'daily-produced' used cooking oil into biodiesel! Only used cooking oil (but not engine oil) is collected by the following collectors/ collection points. The collected oil is then being processed and turn into biofuel.
1. Tzu Chi Tambun Indah (Simpang Ampat)
2. Tzu Chi Sungai Rambai (Bukit Mertajam)
3. Pusat Sumber Alam Sekitar SPU (Taman Bagan Lalang)
4. Sustainable BioFuels Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Simpang Ampat
5. Golden Oil Enterprise, Sg Bakap
6. Fatbusta (Asia Pacific) Sdn Bhd, Simpang Ampat
Terms & Conditions:-
The used cooking oil must be FREE from any sludge and water.
Minimum pick-up quantity is 500 kg - 1 Tonne.
Pick-up service upon prior arrangement only.