Ceylinco Life’s Green Club collects 754 kilos of e-waste

8 May, 2022

Ceylinco Life’s ‘E-waste Collection Day’ efforts for 2021 culminated in the prevention of 745 kilograms of electronic waste being dumped in landfills; the equivalent of stopping 7,200 lbs. of carbon from entering the atmosphere or saving 235 trees.

This took the cumulative figure for e-waste diverted from landfill by the Company over the past two years alone to 1.7 metric tons.

The E-waste Collection Day is an initiative spearheaded by the company’s Green Club.

Members of the Club collected abandoned and malfunctioning electronic equipment from the Company’s employees at all levels who report to the Head Office. Uncollected, this potentially toxic electronic waste may have been disposed of haphazardly and been harmful to the planet.

Among the discarded devices collected from Ceylinco Life offices and homes of employees were items of electronic equipment such as printers, personal computers and parts, laptops, networking equipment, scanners, mobile phones, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, UPS units, video cameras, pocket and desk calculators, telephones, video games, electronic components and multiple types of batteries including lead, nickel and cadmium batteries, telecommunication and server batteries.

– Sunday Observer Sri Lanka

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