Sunway Campus e-Waste Collection Day

Sunway Campus e-Waste Collection Day

Bi-annual campus e-Waste Disposal Collection day was carried out on 28 October 2021 during this new norm period. The campaign started off with a big e-Waste collection bin placed at Sunway University Building foyer from 26 - 28 October 2021 for staff and students to dispose their big e-Waste items.

For smaller e-Waste items such as mobile phones, batteries, chargers, and other electronic components, e-Waste collection bins are available all year long in strategic locations on campus and hostels.

On the e-Waste collection day, a collection truck and workers were on standby at the collection booth to collect:

  1. Office e-Waste items from ITS and Facilities departments
  2. Items collected from the big and small e-Waste bins on campus, and
  3. Other home e-Waste items brought in by staff and students.

e-Waste disposal collection campaign awareness increasing and getting more respond from staff, student and public.

At the heart of this campaign was to make Sunway Education Group campus a Green IT campus. “We all have the responsibility to take care of the mother nature,” says Ong Kiat Ming.

The potentially damaging effects of e-Waste to nature and human health can be mitigated through proper disposal practices. “One of the key drivers of this campaign was how do we stir up desire in people to start thinking about the importance of mother nature through their living.”

This twice yearly event is a joint effort by IT Services, Facilities Services, Safety & Health departments, Sunway University Student Council (SUSC) and supported by Student Life Department. The collected e-Waste is properly disposed by a certified e-Waste disposal vendor, approved by (DoE) Department of Environment. The vendor has the same mission as IT Services department as it advocates and supports a cleaner and greener environment.

Total e-Waste collected since the start of this Sunway campus e-Waste campaign in year 2012 is 29,152kg. There are total of 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste disposed every year according to new UN report. Let us make changes by reducing, recycling and reusing the electrical & electronic appliances.

The next Sunway Campus e-Waste Collection Day will be 24 February 2022.