Recycling of e-waste

Overview

Electronic and electrical wastes can be environmentally harmful if disposed in a landfill as these items contain toxic and hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and fluorescent lamp (FL) contain mercury. Leakage from broken CFL and FL is hazardous to the environment. They should be placed in a box or wrapped in recycle paper before disposing in a responsible way.

This initiative is in collaboration with The Electrical & Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM). By offering to be a collection centre, IMU can address the need for the disposal of used CFL and FL in a responsible way. Small electrical devices that contain electrical components can also be collected for recycling.

Activities conducted so far:


Objectives

Kids

  • To create awareness and educate staff, student and surrounding community about the proper and safe disposal of used electrical waste.

Target Audience

  • IMU staff, students, residents in the vicinity of IMU Bukit Jalil.

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Key Project: Recycling of e-waste
Project Leader: Puan Rosbi Anum Ibrahim
Email: rosbianum_ibrahim@imu.edu.my

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