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Show your support for Global Recycling Day: bring your e-waste to the Rooiplein on Monday 18 March
Author: Petro Mostert
Published: 13/03/2024

To raise awareness about Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2024 and International Day for Zero Waste (30 March), the Environmental Sustainability team of Facilities Management is partnering with the UNASA student society, Wasteplan, and EWASA for an e-waste recycling drive. 

Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains numerous chemicals and heavy metals that can pose a risk to human and ecological health. It is also high-value material that can be reused and save the mining of raw materials. Keeping it out of landfill sites, recycling what is possible, and discarding the harmful components in certified responsible ways is essential for our planetary health. 

SU provides a separate collection stream for e-waste on our campuses and works with registered waste management companies that legally reuse, strip and recycle electronic waste. For this effort, SU will receive a manifest and a safe disposal certificate for e-waste collected from campus. 

Please note that only non-SU asset items can be dropped off at Monday's yellow e-waste bins on the Rooiplein. 

Bring your e-waste on Monday and help us create a healthier environment.