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HP Make IT Green recycling campaign exceeds initial collection target, to donate S$50,000 to help needy students through STSPMF

By Ng Chong Seng - on 4 Dec 2018, 10:30am

HP Make IT Green recycling campaign exceeds initial collection target, to donate S$50,000 to help needy students through STSPMF

Earlier this year, HP, along with the NEA and the South West Community Development Council, launched the Make IT Green Campaign, a recycling initiative that aims to turn trash into cash for charity. Throughout the year, the campaign has worked hard to collect used personal computers, laptops, and display monitors at community centers and educational institutions across Singapore, not only because HP is a supporter of e-waste recycling, but also because funds raised from the refurbished electronic devices will be donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) to help needy students.

As the campaign draws to a successful close, HP has today announced that the campaign has raised S$50,000 for STSPMF. The company has also shared the campaign results, including total recycled volume and local participation numbers.

According to Mr. Lionel Chng, Managing Director, HP Singapore, the Make IT Green Campaign has collected over 200,000kg of e-waste, greatly exceeding the original campaign target of 50,000kg. The year-long initiative also saw the participation of six community centers, 24 schools, and more than 63,000 students.

All the old electronics devices collected will be dismantled and processed by HP and TES-AMM, HP’s recycling partner for this initiative.

For storage devices, data will be permanently destroyed following the NIST 800-88.R1 standard.

The HP Make IT Green Campaign also included a competition for students to submit creative entries of the Mech Robot, a fictional hero that will “defeat” the E-Waste Monster. This competition saw 271 entries from primary, secondary, and tertiary students. Winners from Clementi Primary School, Yu Neng Primary School, Tech Whye Primary School, Jurongville Secondary School, Republic Polytechnic, and ITE College Central will receive a trophy replica of their Mech Robot designs.

These are the awesome trophies for the primary, secondary, and tertiary student winners of the HP Make IT Green Campaign - Mech Robot Competition. Their drawings formed the blue print of the Mech Robot replicas, which are made from the remnants of old electronic devices.

Here's Mr. Lionel Chng (left), HP Singapore's Managing Director, presenting a mock cheque to Chairman of STSPMF, Mr. Warren Fernandez.

Based on a survey from the National Environment Agency (NEA), 60% of consumers are unsure of how to properly dispose their e-waste. Worse, only 6% of e-waste is recycled, with most being passed to delivery men, thrown away or traded in.