The Terengganu Department of Environment (DOE) managed to gather 20.873 tonnes of electrical and digital waste (e-waste) previously 12 months.
State DOE director Ramli Abd Rahman stated it was the outcome of numerous programmes carried out by the division, together with with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), authorities departments and companies, the non-public sector and native communities.
“The stage of consciousness amongst Terengganu residents relating to the perfect strategies to dispose e-waste disposal has improved not too long ago, because of the briefings and academic programmes performed,” he instructed Bernama.
He stated the objects obtained within the e-waste programme embrace televisions, private computer systems, washing machines, air conditioners, fridges, cell phones and numerous different electrical and digital home items.
“E-waste that comprise heavy metals have the potential of polluting the atmosphere if thrown at public landfills. If the objects are burned, they’ll produce air pollution which might be hazardous to well being.
“Terengganu DOE will proceed the e-waste assortment programme constantly in keeping with the schedule set in order that residents in all eight districts within the state have the prospect to dispose of their e-waste with the fitting technique,” he added. – Bernama