21 September 2015

Vietnam Recycles comes to Hanoi

After having been introduced to HCMC in April, Vietnam Recycles, the free take-back program for used or defective electronic equipment operated by RLG will now be launched in Hanoi.
The program will be introduced on behalf of the “Clean up the world” campaign 2015 run by the Ha Noi Department of Natural Resources and Environment in cooperation with People Committee of Cau Giay and Ba Dinh Districts  The introductory is hosted at the Culture Center of Nghia Tan Ward, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi on September 26th 2015.

Vietnam Recycles is the free take-back program for used or defective electronic equipment sponsored by HP and Apple. E-waste will be collected at the five collection points in five wards of two central districts of Ha Noi. The program aims to call for public participation in building a greener Vietnam through conducting safe and sound e-waste recycling practices.

“Improper disposal of e-waste has been causing tremendously negative impacts on the environment; however, the level of public awareness regarding the treatment of waste of electrical and electronic equipment is very limited. Vietnam Recycles is guided by an idea that manufacturers, consumers and governments have a shared responsibility for treating end-of-life electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner. Through this program, we want to give hands to authorities in protecting Vietnam’s environment and human health by helping and training the communities the habit of disposing and recycling electronic waste in a proper and responsible manner” shared by Mr. Kok Wah Boey, Head of Environmental Management, HP Asia Pacific and Japan.

The five permanent collection points of Vietnam Recycles include:

  • Culture Center of Nghia Tan Ward – Opposite of 45 Nghia Tan Street, Nghia Tan Ward, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi.
  • Culture Center of Yen Hoa Ward – 288 Trung Kinh Street, Yen Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Ha Noi.
  • People Committee of Quan Thanh Ward, 12-14 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
  • B.52 Museum, 157 Doi Can Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.
  • People Committee of Thanh Cong Ward, 9 Thanh Cong Street, Thanh Cong ward, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi.

See map of collectcion points here >

The collected equipment will be sorted according to product categories and dismantled in a designated facility to assure maximum material recovery of the different commodities.

Vietnam needs meaningful programs like Vietnam Recycles. People here still have a low understanding of how to make it right when coming to disposing old and defective e-devices. We greatly appreciate the initiative of this program and the sustainable values brought by Vietnam Recycles toward building a greener future for Vietnam. We hope everyone will actively participate in the program and believe in the program will create positive changes for Vietnam’s environment” shared by Mr. Pham Van Khanh – Vice Director of Ha Noi Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Taking place with a wealth of interesting activities like mini games, quizzes, and music performances, the event is expected to provide visitors with extensive knowledge about professional e-waste recycling as well as encouraging members of the public to dispose unwanted electronic and electrical equipment at the designated points to keep the environment clean and green.

People looking to dispose of used or defective electrical or electronic equipment can come to the listed designated collection points. For more information, visit the program website. Terms and conditions apply.