Shanghaiist was delighted to learn that there is finally an environmentally-friendly way to get rid of the contents of her “electronic junk and bad DVD drawer of death.”
The newly opened Xin JinHua Recycling Center is the first of its kind in Shanghai to offer professional and green recycling services for e-waste. You can call them to arrange collection of everything from paper, plastics, and glass to home appliances, electronics, furniture and office equipment.
As an incentive for people to recycle through them rather than on the black market, the center pays competitive rates for different kinds of trash—1yuan per kilo of newspaper, 0.2 yuan per glass bottle, etc. Ask for a quote on electrical equipment and appliances.
For now they only service residents and businesses in the Changning District, but special pickup can be arranged for offices and factories in other areas. Expansion plans are underway to provide collection services for all residential districts in the next few months.
China has long been the dumping ground for much of the developed world’s trash, of which electronic waste is one of the fastest growing problems. Some reports estimate that as much as 80% of the world’s tech trash ends up in China. Most of this ends up in the hands of black market recyclers who burn and melt e-waste as a crude and toxic way to separate plastic parts from precious metal components.
Xin JinHua Recycling Center (in Chinese)
Service Hotline: (021) 62348790 ask for Mr. Jiang
Original article appeared in China CSR.
Image from Greenpeace.